DARLINGTON HIPPODROME has revealed its Autumn 2019 theatre season highlights, including drama, musicals, family shows and some household names.

The classic Miss Marple tale A Murder is Announced, starring Sarah Thomas, Kazia Pelka and Tom Butcher (September 10-14) will have audiences on the edge of their seats, as will The Lady Vanishes, a new stage adaptation based on the classic Hitchcock film, which stars Gwen Taylor, Andrew Lancel, Denis Lill and Mark Wynter (October 15-19).

For those who like a really chilling night at the theatre The Woman in Black returns to Darlington (November 18-23).

For musical theatre fans too, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story runs from September 17 to 21.

There will be the family friendly Madagascar The Musical (October 9-13) and there will be chills abound when DarlingtonOS presents Jekyll & Hyde The Musical (October 23-November 2).

Jason Manford heads a star-studded cast of West End theatre performers in the musical comedy/murder mystery Curtains (November 12-16). Joining Jason will be Carley Stenson, Rebecca Lock, Samuel Holmes, Leah West and Alan Burkitt.

For younger visitors and families there is a brand new stage show of In The Night Garden (September 28 and 29) and the David Walliams classic story Billionaire Boy will hit the stage later in the year (November 6-10).

The annual festive family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk stars Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley Ballas alongside dancing sensation George Sampson and comedian Phil Walker.

The English Youth Ballet, balletLorent, The Halle Orchestra, The London Mozart Players, The K&K Philharmonic and the Russian State Opera will all appear during the autumn.

There will also be a number "one night only" appearances by some of the biggest names in entertainment including Yorkshire Vet Julian Norton (September 16), David Harper (September 20), Frank Skinner (October 6), Alexander Armstrong (November 4), Alan Titchmarsh (January 8), Sir Michael Parkinson (February 9) and Jools Holland (May 23).

For further information and to book contact the box office on 01325 405405, or visit www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk to choose your own seats online. You can also follow the theatre on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.