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Radcliffe on Trent Drama Group Present ‘Ladies in Retirement’ 7th-11th November 2023 at 7.30pm

‘Ladies in Retirement’ a thriller by Edward Percy & Reginald Denham, directed by Ian Carr. Tuesday 7th – Saturday 11th November 2023 at 7.30pm

Ian Carr (who was Mr. Myers QC in Witness for the Prosecution) directs this exciting story.

Based on a famous 19th century murder, Ladies in Retirement is arguably the finest stage thriller ever written, one which continues to chill and excite audiences.

In a remote house on the marches of the Thames estuary, Leonora Fiske, an ex actress lives with her companion Ellen Creed. When Ellens two elderly sisters visit to escape the London blitz, there is little to suggest what lies ahead. As the eccentric guests make themselves at home, Leonora’s patience wears thin, requesting that they leave but after a bitter row it is Leonora who vanishes. 

The arrival of the Creed sisters nephew Albert, on the run from the Police only adds to the mystery and suspense. As Albert gradually pieces together the series of events, he must hope that the eerie moonlight pantomime murder he stages to trap the murderer succeeds before he becomes the next victim.

Wheelchair access and toilet facilities are available in Grange Hall which now boasts a hearing loop for the hard of hearing.

All tickets (available from mid September) are priced £10 except for our new Tuesday evening price of £9 and all are available via the website or from Pen2Paper Stationers in R-o-T or by phoning 0115 9332906. 

NB. Customers ordering tickets on-line via the website will pay a 10% booking fee which allows you to use a credit card or debit card 

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Why not book a pre-theatre meal – available from 5.30pm at

Café Piano 0115 933 2233 and The Chestnut 0115 933 1994  

10% discount on food when you show your theatre tickets.