Coming to the Connaught Theatre, Worthing: The Case of the Frightened Lady

Presented by Bill Kenwright’s The Classic Thriller Theatre Company, John Partridge leads the brand new cast of Edgar Wallace’s The Case Of The Frightened Lady.

Following the success of its premiere in January 2018, a brand new cast has been announced for the autumn tour of The Classic Thriller Company’s The Case Of The Frightened Lady by Edgar Wallace, led by the talented stage and TV star, John Partridge.

The autumn run of this spine-chilling murder mystery will be hitting Worthing’s Connaught Theatre from Monday 8th to Saturday 13th October 2018 during its national tour.

The story is based around Inspector Tanner, who is called to investigate a ruthless murder at the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon Family. Navigating a bloodline obsessed patriarch, a groundskeeper with a grudge and two unsettling footmen, Inspector Tanner discovers nothing is quite as it seems. As Tanner moves closer to the heart of the mystery he uncovers a shocking and closely-guarded secret…

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Company, which sold over two million tickets around the UK, the Classic Thriller Company has produced hits including adaptations from Ruth Rendell and Levison & Link, the writers of Murder She Wrote. Now they bring to the stage a new thrilling chapter from the legendary “King of the detective thriller”, Edgar Wallace.

The production is directed by Roy Marsden who is best known as an actor, particularly in his role as Commander Adam Dalgliesh in ITV’s P.D. James series, which he played for 15 years. But he has also been directing plays since he was 15 years old and had successful West End runs with Noel Coward’s Volcano and Agatha Christie’s (under the pen name Mary Westmacott) A Daughter’s a Daughter. This is now Roy’s third time directing a Classic Thriller Theatre Company production having previously directed Rehearsal for Murder and A Judgement in Stone.

The Case of the Frightened Lady will be at Worthing’s Connaught Theatre from Monday 8th to Saturday 13th October 2018. For more information on the show and tickets, please visit the Worthing Theatres website.


University Of Chichester Graduate Jamie has been involved in Media and Broadcasting for over ten years. He is the founder of the SouthWaves brand.

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