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The Lady Vanishes – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Sidney Gilliat & Frank Launder Adaptation: Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Relatively obscure British crime writer Ethel Lina White’s greatest legacy is her 1936 novel, The Wheel Spins, two years after publication Alfred Hitchcock directed the film The Lady Vanishes, widely regarded as one of British cinema’s greatest works, based on her book. Through the decades ...

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The Lady Vanishes – Cast, Doncaster

Writers: Sidney Gilliat/Frank Launder Adapted by: Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Designer: Morgan Large Reviewer: Ron Simpson What do you do if you want to make a stage version of a 1930s Alfred Hitchcock comedy thriller with wild adventures on a train for an oddly assorted couple who hate each so much they’re bound to fall in love? Well, if ...

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The Lady Vanishes – Richmond Theatre

Writer: Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder Adaptor: Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: David Guest A suspense-filled comedy thriller with tongue firmly in cheek is just the ticket for audiences who enjoy quality edge of the seat drama. The Lady Vanishes is an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1938 film, itself adapted from the 1936 mystery novel The Wheel Spins by ...

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The Lady Vanishes – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the film directed by: Alfred Hitchcock Writer: Sidney Gilliat and Frank Laudner Adapter: Anthony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Tom Ralphs The Lady Vanishes is presented by The Classic Thriller Theatre Company. The name of the company should be a clue of what to expect – classic thrillers. Sadly it appears that the company haven’t noticed what their ...

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A Judgement in Stone- The Opera House, Manchester 

Writer: Ruth Rendell adapted by Simon Brett and Antony Lampard Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Dave Cunningham After a decade producing stage versions of thrillers by the Queen of Crime The Agatha Christie Theatre Company has had a revamp to become The Classic Thriller Company. One cannot quibble with the choice of the late Ruth Rendell as a ‘classic’ thriller writer. She was an ...

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Fallen Angels – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Steve Turner It’s hard to imagine a time when a Noel Coward play might be described as “vulgar, disgusting, obscene and degenerate” among other choice adjectives, but this was exactly the reaction first given to Fallen Angels when it opened in 1925, something which of course had the audiences flocking to see it. ...

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Fallen Angels – The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:4] When Fallen Angels was first produced in 1925, it was widely criticised for its supposed immoral subject matter. Here we have two very respectable women, spending a “girly evening” getting drunk and discussing their past love lives with a candour that must, at the time, have been as much shocking ...

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The Governess – Darlington Civic Theatre

Writer: Patrick Hamilton Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Mark Clegg [rating:3] Good home help is hard to find. For every indispensable Jeeves or practically perfect Mary Poppins, there is a sinister Mrs Danvers or Rebecca De Mornay’s psychotic nanny from The Hand that Rocks the Cradle. Following an early scene in this play where Jenny Seagrove’s Miss Fry cruelly punishes her ...

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