A brand new production of the classic thriller Dial M for Murder is heading for Norwich with Theatre Royal favourite Tom Chambers at the helm from January 21-25.
A masterclass in suspense, the show is based on Frederick Knott’s stage and screen play, made world-famous by Hitchcock’s iconic 1954 film.
Winner of the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing, Tom Chambers became a familiar face in people’s living rooms as Sam Strachan in the BBC medical dramas Holby City and Casualty and as Max Tyler in BBC drama series Waterloo Road. He has appeared on the Norwich stage in musicals Top Hat and Crazy For You.
Now he returns as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Margot and when he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’.
Playing Margot is Sally Bretton (below), an accomplished stage and television actor known for her roles as Lucy Adams in the television sitcom Not Going Out and as Martha Lloyd in the crime drama Death in Paradise.
And joining Tom and Sally on stage is Christopher Harper (below). An actor and director, he played Nathan Curtis in ITV’s Coronation Street in a high profile teenage grooming and exploitation storyline. Also recently appearing in the UK tour of Strangers on a Train, he performs in the dual roles of Captain Lesgate and Inspector Hubbard.
Max Halliday, Margot’s American lover, is played by Michael Salami, a multi-award-winning actor who has appeared in Hollyoaks, Catastrophe, The Temple and Magic Hour.
The Theatre Royal is the second stop for the production as it heads out on a UK tour. Director Anthony Banks has recently directed two other Hitchcock thrillers – Gaslight and Strangers on a Train. His production of the hit thriller, Girl on a Train also recently enthralled Norwich audiences.