Taut thriller brings Strictly Come Dancing favourite back to Edinburgh

A BRAND new production of the classic thriller, Dial M for Murder, tours the UK this year with a call at The King’s in February that is sure to keep audiences engaged.

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 3:57 pm
Tom Chambers

The genre-defining thriller, based on Frederick Knott’s stage and screen play, was made world-famous by Hitchcock’s iconic 1954 movie version.

In this theatre production directed by Anthony Banks, Strictly Come Dancing favourite Tom Chambers stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Margot, played by Not Going Out's Sally Bretton. When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’.

Coronation Street’s Christopher Harper performs in the dual roles of Captain Lesgate and Inspector Hubbard and Hollyoaks’ Michael Salami is Max Halliday, Margot’s lover.

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This touring production of Dial M For Murder is produced by Simon Friend and Gavin Kalin.

Most famous due to Hitchcock’s 1954 film starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, and John Williams, Dial M For Murder the play premiered in 1952 on BBC Television before being performed on London’s West End later that year. It debuted on Broadway in the October of the same year.

The current stage production which will run at The King’s from 24 to 29 February has been described by critics as ‘A taut, acidly funny thriller’ and ‘A precision-engineered delight.’

Dial M For Murder, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, 24-29 February, 7.30pm (matinees 2.30pm), £18-£33, www.capitaltheatres.com/