Husband and wife, Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield, head the cast for The Classic Thriller Theatre Company’s latest production, The Lady Vanishes, which opens at Theatre Royal, Windsor, in January before touring.
This never-before-seen adaption is a quick-witted and devilishly fun thriller, based on the 1939 Alfred Hitchcock classic, which is ranked as one of the best British films of all time.
When Iris’s unexpected travelling companion suddenly disappears, the socialite is perplexed to find that all the other train passengers deny ever having seen her.
But with the help of musician, Max, she turns detective, and together they try to solve the mystery of why the lady vanished.
Juliet Mills, an Emmy award-winning actress, made her debut with her father, John Mills, in the film, In Which We Serve, aged just 11 weeks. More recently, she portrayed Caroline DuPlessis’ sister, played by her real-life sister, Hayley, in ITV’s Wild at Heart.
Her major stage debut was in Peter Shaffer’s, Five Finger Exercise, in which she starred in the West End, and on Broadway, age 16.
Award-winning Maxwell Caulfield’s numerous big screen and TV roles include starring with Michelle Pfeiffer in Grease 2.
He was also Miles Colby in the hit American soap, Dynasty, and its spin-off series, The Colbys. Maxwell made his Broadway debut in JB Priestley’s, An Inspector Calls, and his West End stage debut as Billy Flynn in Chicago.
The cast also features Lorna Fitzgerald, Matt Barber, Robert Duncan, Philip Lowrie and Ben Nealon.
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 PD James series, which he played for 15 years.
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.
2019 UK TOUR VENUES
Theatre Royal Windsor, 9 – 19 January
Southend Palace Theatre, 21 – 26 January
Bath Theatre Royal, 28 January – 2 February
Theatr Clwyd, 4 – 9 February
Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, 11 – 16 February
Edinburgh Kings Theatre, 18 – 23 February
New Brighton Floral Pavilion Theatre, 25 February – 2 March
Blackpool Grand Theatre, 4 – 9 March
Richmond Theatre, 11 – 16 March
Malvern Festival Theatre, 19 – 23 March
Bromley Churchill Theatre, 25 – 30 March
Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre, 1 – 6 April
Stoke Regent Theatre, 8 – 13 April
Inverness Eden Court Theatre, 15-20 April
Barnstaple Queen’s Theatre, 23 – 27 April
Doncaster Cast Theatre, 3 – 8 June
Llandudno Venue Cymru, 10 – 15 June
Lichfield Garrick Theatre, 17 – 22 June
Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre, 24 – 29 June
Glasgow Theatre Royal, 1 – 6 July
Crewe Lyceum Theatre, 8 – 13 July
Cardiff New Theatre, 15 – 20 July
Leeds Grand Theatre, 22- 27 July.