A STORY of jealousy, revenge, greed and duplicity is set to come to life on an Alloa stage.

The Alman Dramatic Club will tonight (March 26) begin shows of its latest production with the well-know thriller Dial M For Murder on stage at the Coach House Theatre.

The thriller by Frederick Knott was an international hit in the early 1950s with Alfred Hitchcock later bringing it to the silver screens, the film starring cinema royalties Grace Kelly and Ray Milland.

Set in the London home of Tony Wendice, a former Wimbledon star, and his wife Margot the story is of a “perfect” murder, carefully concocted with cast-iron alibis and ruthless execution.

There is a small cast for the Alman production but each character has a significant input.

The characters of Tony Wendice, Margot Wendice, Max Halliday, Captain Lesgate and Inspector Hubbard are ably and excellently portrayed by Gary McKenzie, Samantha McKenzie, Ross Carpenter, Alan Wilson and Iain Watkinson.

The backstage and directorial crews have worked for months to create the perfect setting in its original style.

On this occasion the set was designed by renowned Walter Awlson who spearheaded the construction team of Davie Dobbie, Jim Allan and Steve Baker aided by Sheree McCabe and Lila McKenzie.

As director, Senga Awlson, assisted by Moira Walker, has guided the ensemble cast and crew in a gripping play which was a major hit in New York and London.

The play will run until April 6 with some nights already sold out.

For timings and tickets, visit thealman.com.