Theatre: Time of suspense for retiring ladies

All the thrills and suspense of the Victorian melodrama are brought to the stage at Lincoln next week.

Shirley Anne Field heads up the cast of ‘Ladies in Retirement’ at the Theatre Royal on March 6 and 7.

This taut, creepy melodrama, is based on a famous murder which took place at the end of the last century and has become one of the most successful and most frequently performed in the modern repertoire.

Performance times are 2.30pm and 7.30pm on the Thursday, and 7.30pm on the Friday.

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