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Deathtrap – The New Theatre, Cardiff

A man with a mace and a woman looking apprehension at a table

Writer: Ira Levin Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Beth Steer Pitted as a ‘satisfying spine-chiller that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat’, Deathtrap in its UK tour is a real showstopper. The play holds the record for the longest-running Broadway thriller in history – and it’s not hard to see why. With a talented cast of five, more twists ...

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Deathtrap – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

A man with a mace and a woman looking apprehension at a table

Writer: Ira Levin Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Ira Levin’s 1978 comedy-thriller Deathtrap, which became one of Broadway’s longest running plays, is a postmodern masterpiece. Revolving around the machinations of a struggling playwright of thrillers, several of the play’s twists and turns involve the writing of a play, also called Deathtrap, which mirrors events on stage. Levin’s witty script ...

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Veronica’s Room – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Ira Levin Director: Adam Morley Reviewer: Jodie Russell Like a Russian Matryoshka doll,Veronica’s Room is a play within a play within a play, each layerrevealing some of humanity’s darkest and most gruesome fetishes. The wolves, once they shed the sheep’s clothing, have yet more fearsome beasts lurking beneath. Everyone is suspect – the accents too, imitating the Americans and ...

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Deathtrap – Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury

Man with hands held up while having gun pointed at him by another man

Writer: Ira Levin Director: Adam Penford Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage   There is nothing more exciting than the anticipation of a good old-fashioned thriller and Deathtrap at Salisbury Playhouse lives up to expectations. The plot is surprisingly simple; slightly past his creative best Broadway playwright Sidney Bruhl (Kim Wall) has thoughts of murder in order to take credit for a first ...

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News: Suffolk Summer Theatres Announces 2014 Season

Southwold and Aldeburgh Summer Theatre have announced details of their 2014 summer season. A long established part of the Suffolk coastal theatre scene, the company produces an annual season of plays in Southwold’s St Edmund’s Hall and The Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh. The 2014 season kicks off on 9th July with Taking Steps from the country’s most prolific playwright, Alan Ayckbourn. ...

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Deathtrap – Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Writer: Ira Levin Directors: Matt Devitt &Simon Jessop Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4]   To judge by the gasps and shrieks from the audience, there are plenty of people for whom Ira Levin's venerable pot-boiler retains its power to shock and amuse. So no spoilers here. Following the equally successful Sleuth, it takes the thriller-drama as its theme, in a self-referential, ...

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