Ladies In Retirement
Our May 2016 production will be this classic thriller.
In a remote, lonely house on the marshes of the Thames estuary Leonora Fiske, an ex-actress, lives with her companion Ellen Creed. At first a visit from Ellen’s two sisters does little to suggest what lies ahead, but when the eccentric visitors outstay their welcome, Leonora’s patience wears thin. She demands that they leave – but it is not they who vanish.
The arrival of the Creeds’ nephew, Albert, only adds to the mystery as his own shadowy past muddies the waters. As he gradually pieces the clues together he must hope that the eerie moonlit trick he stages to trap the murder succeeds – before he becomes the next victim.
Brian Hossack, who will be directing the production says: “This was suggested by some of our CLT Friends. When we read it earlier last year at one of our monthly play readings, we realised what a great play it was. The title “Ladies in Retirement sounds so innocuous, but as well as having some hilarious moments, it’s actually quite scary! We’ve not performed a thriller for a few years. They’re always very popular and this is an absolute cracker. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Based on a famous murder in the 19th century, “Ladies in Retirement” is arguably one of the finest stage thrillers ever written, and one which continues to chill and excite audience as much today as at the first performance. Don’t miss it!
Performances on Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May 2016
at 7.30pm at the Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham.
Tickets (£7, concessions £6) go on sale on TUESDAY 29th MARCH.