We’re a blood-thirsty bunch. Audiences just can’t get enough of murderous thrillers.
Now one of the most infamous is back. Dial M For Murder, made into a classic film noir by Alfred Hitchcock, has returned to the stage and is touring.
Lucy Bailey’s acclaimed production first premièred in 2009. Frederick Knott’s suspenseful murder mystery comes to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre next week.
Dial M For Murder tells the story of the cold and calculating Tony Wendice who is convinced his wife is having an affair.
He sets out to plan and execute the perfect murder … until it falters in the most unexpected way.
Claustrophobic and frightening, Bailey’s edgy production reclaims this brilliant and erotic tale of betrayal, passion and ultimately, murder.
Christopher Timothy plays the role of Inspector Hubbard.
Actor, television director and writer, Christopher is best known for his TV roles as James Herriott in All Creatures Great and Small and as Mac McGuire in BBC’s long-running daytime show Doctors.
Stepping into the shoes of Grace Kelly in Hitchcock’s film, Kelly Hotten plays the role of Sheila Wendice.
This was Frederick Knott’s début play and probably his most successful. He also wrote the screenplay for the 1954 Hitchcock film which starred Ray Milland, Grace Kelly and John Williams.