Sign Up To Our Newsletter By simply choosing your preferences below you can now manage your own e-mail account. Tick the boxes indicating your interests, and we will do the rest. It’s quick and easy to join, and if at any time if you wish to unsubscribe, or alter the choices you made, click the 'update preferences' option in the footer on any e-mails you receive.


Celebrating thirty years of murder, mystery and mayhem

The Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season opened its four-week run last night at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, with Peter Gordon’s hilarious whodunnit play, Sleighed to Death. The popular summer season of murder mysteries is a much-loved annual highlight of the theatre’s programme and this August, celebrates its 30th consecutive year at the Theatre Royal.

Karen Henson from Tabs Productions, co-producer for the season, said:

“Coming back to Nottingham every summer is like coming home. The audience is so loyal and welcoming that it feels like we’re performing for friends. We are thrilled that we have survived thirty years of murder, mystery and mayhem and look forward to many more to come.”

Jonathan Saville, the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall’s interim venue manager, said:

“August just wouldn’t be the same without the Classic Thriller Season. Thirty consecutive seasons is an incredible achievement and it is a wonderful tribute to the founding producer, the late, great Colin McIntyre, that it is still as popular as ever.  Here’s to the next thirty!”

The 2018 season continues with A Touch of Danger (7 – 11 August), The Scarlet Pimpernel (14 – 18 August) and The Nightmare Room (21 – Sat 25 August).

Photo credit: Simon Cooper