CLASSIC thriller Dial M For Murder is coming to the stage at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
West End producers Fiery Angel will put on Frederick Knott’s stage show – made famous on the big screen by Alfred Hitchcock – from September 11 to October 3 prior to a national tour.
It will be the second time the company has worked with the Playhouse – the first time was on The 39 Steps.
Dial M For Murder tells the story of the cold and calculating Tony Wendice, who plans to carry out the perfect murder but underestimates the power of human error.
Fresh from her acclaimed RSC debut with Julius Caesar, director Lucy Bailey returns to the West Yorkshire Playhouse following the highly successful 2004 production The Postman Always Rings Twice.
Her other theatre credits include the first British stage version of Tennessee Williams’ Baby Doll and the world premiere of Samuel Beckett’s Lessness.
This time she will team up with designer Mike Britton and Tony award-winning sound designer Mic Pool, who is West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Associate Director of Creative Technology, to create a disturbing and tantalising production.
Stepping into the shoes of Grace Kelly – the star of HItchcock’s movie – will be Aislín McGuckin (pictured), as Sheila Wendice.
She will star alongside Nick Fletcher, Richard Lintern and Des McAleer.
Tickets for Dial M For Murder can be reserved by calling West Yorkshire Playhouse Box Office on 0113 213 7700 or visiting www.wyp.org.uk