Susan Hill’s The Small Hand set to bring shivers to the stage

Robert DuncanDiane Keen

Susan Hill, the million-selling author of The Woman In Black, has a new spine-tingling stage thriller set to tour this autumn.

Starring TV favourites Andrew Lancel, Diane Keen and
Robert Duncan, The Small Hand launches at the Theatre Royal, Windsor on October 7.

Adapted from her 2010 novel, The Small Hand tells the story of antiquarian bookseller Snow who accidently comes across a derelict Edwardian house after taking a wrong turn.

Curiosity gets the better of him and he approaches the front door to take a closer look, but is hit with a chilling sensation as he feels a small cold hand reach for his own.

Over the coming weeks, Snow suffers recurring nightmares and panic attacks and tries to find out more about the house and its occupants, while the small hand continues to reach out for him…

The critically-acclaimed Woman In Black became one of the most terrifying plays ever staged and now, The Small Hand promises to take audiences to a new level of terror.

Andrew Lancel

Leading the cast is Andrew Lancel (Corrie villain Frank Foster), who takes on the role of Adam Snow fresh from his West End run in Epstein.

He is best known for Coronation Street but he also starred as DI Neil Manson in The Bill and Barry Pearce in Series 4 of Bad Girls.

Starring alongside him is Diane Keen, one of British television’s most popular actresses, who starred in the late ’70s sitcom Rings On Their Fingers.

Until 2012, she was best known for her role in BBC daytime soap Doctors, playing practice manager Julia Parsons.

Robert Duncan was the star of TV comedy Drop The Dead Donkey and has recently appeared in productions of Bill Kenwright’s Agatha Christie Company.


October 7-18–Theatre Royal Windsor
October 20-25–Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
October 27-November 1–Grand Opera House, York
November 3-8–Theatre Royal, Brighton
November 10-15–Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
November 17-22–Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield.

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