Former Doctor Who hits stage in Lichfield

A CLASSIC Victorian thriller following the story of handsome art teacher is set to take to the stage in Lichfield.

Ian Dickens Productions is returning to the Lichfield Garrick with a new adaptation of The Woman in White from Tuesday, February 26 to Saturday, March 2.

The show stars Colin Baker, who recently took part in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and is fondly remembered for his part in Doctor Who.

He will perform alongside Peter Amory, famous for playing evil Chris Tate in Emmerdale, and Karen Ford, who played the art teacher Miss Booth in Grange Hill.

The play follows the story of Walter Hartright who is assailed by the Woman in White on a London road at midnight where she pleads with him for his help to prevent her from being taken to an asylum.

She disappears just as suddenly as she appears, but this first unsettling encounter is the beginning of a long journey which takes Walter to the darkest continents of his heart.

Love, suspense and danger all combine to create this a haunting mystery of mistaken identities and stolen fortunes, heroism, high drama and volatile passions.

Wilkie Collins was a contemporary and friend of Charles Dickens but outsold him in London and New York in 1860 with his first ever detective novel, The Woman in White.

It has now been adapted into a stage drama by Nicola Boyce.

Tickets start from £15 and can be booked online at or by calling the box office on 01543 412121.

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