Love from a Stranger is thriller drama play based on Philomel Cottage, a short story by British mystery writer, Agatha Christie. The play which was first brought to life in 1936 just two years after it was written. After heading to broadway and seeing its success, the play was twice turned into a film. First in 1937 starring Basil Rathbone and Ann Harding in the US as A Night of Terror and the second film in 1947 starring John Hodiak and Sylvia Sidney, released in the UK as A Stranger Walked In. This thrilling production has arrived at The Lowry in Manchester and will be shown from 10 to 14 July 2018.
We were invited to the opening night to The Lowry watch the whirlwind romance between Cecily Harrington played by Helen Bradbury with a handsome and charming stranger Nigel Lawrence played by Justin Avoth. Just like in the book, Nigel sweeps Cecily off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her newfound love is not all that he seems…the play is filled with electric suspense and with a shocking twist, this edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is rediscovered in a brand new production directed by Lucy Bailey and designed by Mike Britton.
What we thought of the show?
Here are the list of talented cast being featured in the play
Justin Avoth plays Nigel Lawrence
Helen Bradbury plays Cecily Harrington
Sam Frenchum plays Bruce Lovell
Alice Haig plays Mavis Wilson
Molly Logan plays Ethel
Crispin Redman plays Dr Gribble
Nicola Sanderson plays Louise Garrard
Gareth Williams plays Hodgson
When is :Love From a Stranger being performed?
10 to 14 July 2018
Where will the performance be held?
The Lyric Theatre
How much are the tickets?
Prices can range anywhere from £19.50 to £32.50, depending on the location of your seat. There are side / centre / rear stalls, side / front upper /rear upper /centre / middle upper circle, restricted view as well as boxes.
How do I book the tickets ?
To book tickets please call The Lowry at 08432086000 or via their website here.
About Dame Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976)
Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime and is the most widely published author of all time and is outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 66 crime novels and 150 short stories, six novels written under the name Mary Westmacott and over 19 plays including The Mousetrap, the longest running play in West End history. Christie’s most famous literary creations include the detectives Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and Tommy & Tuppence. For further information about Agatha Christie visit the website.
The Lowry is a registered charity committed to using visual and performing arts to enrich people’s lives. They present audiences with a diverse programme of theatre, opera, musicals, dance, music, comedy and visual art as well as events and activities to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike. At the heart of their work is a commitment to the local communities and young people. Tapping into the work on their ur stages and in their galleries, they offer thousands of free creative participation opportunities each year. They are passionate about nurturing talent, developing creative professionals of the future and raising aspirations.
Things to note:
- The Lowry welcomes all visitors regardless of their disability and strive to meet all individuals needs where possible.
- They welcome access and assistance dogs.
- The Lowry website is fully accessible and features BrowseAloud. Browsealoud adds speech, reading and translation support, facilitating access and particpiation for those people who need support reading print, dyslexia, low literacy, mild visual impairments and those with English as a second language. To use this feature, simply click on the grey ear logo located in the footer.
If you are driving to the show, we would recommend for you to park at The Lowry Outlet which is opposite the theatre, but be aware as there is lack of signage from the car park area to the theatre, so best to ask someone or use google maps to find your way.
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* We were provided with press tickets in exchange for a review. All opinions are our own.