- Gareth comes to Greater Manchester but he's no stranger.
Gareth comes to Greater Manchester but he's no stranger.
Wednesday 30th May 2018
One of the original members of The Flying Pickets will star in Agatha Christie’s ‘Love From A Stranger’ at The Lowry Tue 10 - Sat 14 July.
Manchester born Gareth Williams plays Hodgson in the whodunnit drama. Gareth who grew up in Blackpool was bass singer with The Flying Pickets, an accapella pop group, from 1982 – 1989. Known for their Christmas number one hit in 1983 with their cover of Yazoo’s ‘Only You.’
Directed by Lucy Bailey, The Fiery Angel and Royal & Derngate Northampton production has the seal of approval from Agatha Christie’s great grandson James Prichard who said, “What Lucy (Bailey) has done... has opened up the eyes of the theatre world. There is now an air of confidence that modern audiences will enjoy these brilliant productions.”
'Love From A Stranger' is a whirlwind romance. When a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet, she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. But is her newfound love all that he seems?
James who is also CEO of Agatha Christie Ltd said about his grandmother, “She was incredibly interested in people. If she was in a restaurant she would be listening to every conversation around her. She has an incredibly unfair reputation for creating cardboard cut-out characters. She realised what makes people tick. She explored it to the extremes. In her view all of us could really be a murderer. What she’s exploring is what tips people to that point.”
He goes on “I refer to her as a genius because I think she was one. We’ve got recordings of her dictating the books. It’s like an audiobook. She could speak these books fully formed from her head without pausing, without making mistakes.”
Electric with suspense and with a shocking twist, 'Love From A Stranger' is a rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer and is rediscovered in this brand new production by Lucy Bailey designed by Mike Britton.
Gareth Williams will star alongside Justin Avoth (Nigel Lawrence), Helen Bradbury (Cecily Harrington), Sam Frenchum (Bruce Lovell), Alice Haig (Mavis Wilson), Molly Logan (Ethel), Crispin Redman (Dr Gribble) and Nicola Sanderson (Louise Garrard).
Love From A Stranger
Dates: Tue 10 - Sat 14 July 2018
Times: 7.30pm. Wed & Sat 2pm.
Tickets: £19.50 - £32.50
Book tickets here
Download production images here