Get set for a month of classic thrills

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The Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season is back at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal, ready to delight fans from across the region.

Tabs Productions and the Theatre Royal Nottingham are delighted to announce the return of the ever-popularseason, this time running from August 3-29.

Now in its 27th consecutive year at the Theatre Royal, the Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season brings four weeks of chilling murder, intrigue and mystery to Nottingham throughout August.

The season opens with Jekyll and Hyde on Monday August, 3 and runs for four weeks, with the company performing a different murder mystery or thriller each week,

Karen Henson, co-producer for Tabs Productions, has been returning to the Theatre Royal with the Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season since the 1980s, as have many of the actors who have become familiar faces in Nottingham each summer.

With the Theatre Royal celebrating its 150th anniversary in September, Karen is delighted that the ‘Thriller Company’ will be part of such a special year for the venue;

“We’ve been part of the Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season over four different decades now and the theatre is definitely wearing better than we are!

“There’s nothing like standing on that stage and looking out at the wonderful auditorium.

“There’s a warmth about the whole theatre, especially from the staff, who from upstairs to downstairs and even in the lady’s parlour, make you feel an important part of an awfully big adventure. “

She added: “Many, many happy returns, Theatre Royal! Long may you reign.”

Jekyll and Hyde is based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and runs from August 3-8.

Adapted by Nicholas Briggs, the play focuses on Dr Henry Jekyll, who believes that there are two distinct sides to men – one good, one evil.

Intent on separating the two, he succeeds in his experiments.

However, in doing so he unleashes ‘Mr Hyde’, a monstrous and uncontrollable alter ego.

Later in the season, you can see Emlyn Williams’s Night Must Fall, from August 10-15, followed by the Francis Durbridge play Suddenly At Home, from August 17-22, and Simon Gray’s Stage Struck, August 24-29.

Performance times are at 7.30pm, Monday–Friday evenings, Wednesday matinee at 2pm, while the Saturday performances are at 5pm and 8pm.

Tickets are £23 - £11 plus concessions. See the website at or call the box office on 0115 989 5555.