A HITCHCOCK classic ranked as one of the best British films of all time, will be on the stage at Darlington's Hippodrome next month.

The Lady Vanishes, described as a quick-witted, fun production, will be at the theatre from Tuesday, October 15 for five days.

The cast is led by BAFTA-nominated actor Gwen Taylor, well known as Anne Foster in Coronation Street.

Joining her is her Coronation Street son and ‘Villain of the Year Award’ winner Andrew Lancel, whose theatrical credits include Twelve Angry Men, The Small Hand and Cilla the Musical.

The plot centres on socialite Iris, whose travelling companion disappears.

But she's bewildered to find fellow passengers deny ever having seen her.

With the help of musician Max, she turns detective, and together they resolve to solve the mystery.

The show will also feature Denis Lill, star of the TV drama The Royal and Alan Parry in Only Fools and Horses; Call the Midwife actress Scarlett Archer; theatre and British Hit Parade star Mark Wynter; Nicholas Audsley, best known as the Duke of Monmouth in ITV's Victoria and Ben Nealon whose credits include Soldier Soldier.

The Lady Vanishes runs at Darlington Hippodrome from Tuesday, October 15 to Saturday, October 19.

For more information or to book call 01325-405405.

Alternatively visit www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk