Ira Levin's Deathtrap
Thurs 16 – Sat 18 November 7.45pm (doors open 7.15pm) Knebworth Village
Tickets £6 (£4.50 concessions) from Jo Simson 01438
814166 or Village News, Station Road. Knebworth
||'Deathtrap' by Ira Levin is a self-parodying
This one-set, 5-cast spine-chiller features Chris
Simson as Sidney Bruhl, a one-hit wonder thriller writer seeking to
recreate the perfect - wait for it - one-set 5-cast spine-chiller.
Into his lap plops 'Deathtrap' - a manuscript written
by one of his Summer School students, Clifford Anderson (a welcome
return to the Knebworth boards for Nick Watts). Will Sidney kill for the
opportunity to get his hands on it?
Bodies hit the stage like flies as the play twists
and turns at a breakneck pace equal to any white-knuckle Theme Park
ride. Colin Macleod plays Porter Milgrim, a wily lawyer.
Representing the feminine interest are Nita Gowans,
playing Sidney's wife, Myra and Margaret Webb offering some comic relief
as the unpronounceable Dutch Psychic Helga ten Dorp. (Where does Ira get
these names from?). Director is Mary Hearmon.
Whether it takes itself seriously or not, Deathtrap
is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seats.