New version of Victorian thriller

a NEW adaptation of the classic Victorian thriller The Woman In White is to be staged at Derby Theatre from September 19-23.

From the novel by Wilkie Collins and adapted for the stage by Nicola Boyce, this is “the story of what a woman’s patience can endure and what a man’s resolution can achieve.”

The book has never been out of print since its first publication in 1860 with a star cast including Colin Baker (the sixth incarnation of Doctor Who, Peter Amory (the evil Chris Tate in Emmerdale), Neil Stacy (star of the classic comedy Duty Free), Grange Hill’s Karen Ford, who played the art teacher Miss Booth for seven years, and established stage and television actors Glyn Grain and Richard Tate.

Walter Hartright, a handsome art teacher, is assailed by The Woman in White on a London road at midnight where she pleads with him for his help to prevent her from being taken to an asylum. She disappears just as suddenly as she appears, but this first unsettling encounter is the beginning of a long journey which takes Walter to the darkest continents of his heart.

Ticket details can be obtained by calling the box office on 01332 255800.