Thursday, 23 May 2013

Deathtrap (theatre)

The third installment of the Devonshire Park's Murder In The Park season is the comedy thriller Deathtrap written by Ira Levin. The play within a play was written in 1978 and its first outing on Broadway ran for nearly eighteen hundred performances winning a Tony Award in the process. The script is famed for its twists and turns, unexpected revelations and double-meaning dialogue.

The Eastbourne performances are being produced by talking Scarlet and will star Stephen Beckett, also the star of last year's Playing Dead.

Clifford Anderson, an unknown playwright, has sent a copy of his latest play to accomplished playwright Sidney Bruhl for his comments and feedback. Sidney is struggling to write his next play and, impressed by the newcomer's efforts, he persuades his wife Myra to help him plagiarise the work. The plan appears to be foolproof, but when Clifford arrives at the house, events take an unexpected and sinister direction ...

Devonshire Park Theatre, Tue 18th to Sat 22nd Jun, 19:45.
Wed and Sat matinees, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000 or in person from the Box Office and the Tourist Information Office.

Special Offer for the Murder In The Park Season: Book all 4 plays for £14 each, Book 3 plays for £16 each (Applies on top price tickets only at the evening performances, no other concessions apply, must be booked at the same time).