The Classic Thriller Theatre Company

The Case of the Frightened Lady

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Deborah Grant Lady Lebanon
Robert Duncan Dr Amersham 
Matt Barber Lord Lebanon
Simon Desborough Gilder
John Partridge Chief Superintendent Tanner
Philip Lowrie Kelver
Matt Lacey Detective Sergeant Totti 
Rosie Thomson Mrs Tilling 
Angus Brown Brook 
Gwynfor Jones Tilling 
Scarlett Archer Isla 
Joshua Wichard Studd 

When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark’s Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems.

The household is controlled by the family physician, the footmen behave more like guests than servants and the secretary Isla is afraid for her life. As Tanner moves closer to the heart of the mystery he uncovers a shocking and closely guarded secret…

Building on the phenomenal decade long success of The Agatha Christie Company, which sold over two million tickets around the UK, comes a new thrilling chapter. Following this year’s acclaimed production of Ruth Rendell’s A Judgement in Stone, the Classic Thriller Company returns with a brand new adaption from the legendary “King of the detective thriller” Edgar Wallace - the brains behind one of the most iconic films of all time, King Kong.

Widely recognised as the most popular writer of the early 20th century, Edgar Wallace’s gripping page-turners are regarded as the bedrock of the modern thriller and The Case of the Frightened Lady remains one of his most celebrated works. Adapted for film several times, this is your chance to catch this chilling, captivating and complex thriller live on stage…

“A masterpiece of chilling stage noir... Not to be missed.”

The Royal Borough Observer

Exclusive theatre package at the Old Hall Hotel

Enjoy a 2-course meal, theatre tickets and an overnight stay at the Old Hall Hotel. 

The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton is offering a special theatre package for each of the evening performances from just £179.00 for two guests. 

The Case of the Frightened Lady theatre package includes:

  • Two Dress Circle tickets to an evening performance of The Case of the Frightened Lady
  • A two course dinner (starter and main course) in the restaurant
  • An overnight stay in one the Old Hall's unique bedrooms
  • A full English breakfast in next morning

For more information about the theatre package click here. (This link will take you away from the Buxton Opera House website).

To book The Case of the Frightened Lady theatre package please call the Old Hall Hotel reception on 01298 22841.

  • Duration: 2hr 10mins (includes interval)
  • Price: £22-£32



Groups (10+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: £2.50 off (not Dress Circle)