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Dial M for Murder takes to Theatre Severn stage
03 Sep 2021
by Rhea Alton

It has been a long time coming...but as Dial M for Murder originally took to the stage in 1952, and is still pulling in the crowds now, we think it will be worth the wait!


Dial M for Murder


Following the postponement of the production in June 2020, this brand-new production of the classic thriller, starring Strictly Come Dancing favourite Tom Chambers and X-factor star Diana Vickers, will take to the stage at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn on Monday (September 6) and run until Saturday September 11th. 


The genre-defining thriller - based on Frederick Knott’s stage and screen play, made world-famous by Hitchcock’s iconic 1954 film - will be directed by Anthony Banks.


Tom Chambers and Diana Vickers


TV and stage favourite, 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 Vickers. 


When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’. 


Christopher Harper (Coronation Street, Strangers on a Train) performs in the dual roles of Captain Lesgate and Inspector Hubbard and Michael Salami (Hollyoaks) as Max Halliday, Margot’s lover.


Directed by Anthony Banks


Director Anthony Banks is adding to credits that recently include Gaslight, Strangers on a Train and his production of the hit thriller, The Girl on the Train, which ran at Theatre Severn in 2019.


Theatre Severn’s Marketing Officer Beki Poole said: “Following the postponement of the production in June 2020, we’re so happy to finally be able welcome the cast and crew of Dial M for Murder to Shrewsbury this September. 


Get your tickets now


“There’s no doubt this thriller will delight all those who enjoy a good seat-gripping drama - it’s not too late to book tickets!”


Tickets for Dial M for Murder at Theatre Severn are on sale now and can be booked online at theatresevern.co.uk, by telephone (01743 281281) and from the venue Box Office.


At the theatre:


Face coverings help more people feel comfortable about returning to the theatre and offer more protection. So Theatre Severn encourages you to wear one during your visit, including while seated for the show. All staff will be wearing them too. 

Checking in with the NHS QR code is optional, but remains available to anyone wishing to do so upon arrival.


Seating plans have returned to normal capacity.