Deathtrap by Ira Levin
Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th April 2005
Arc Theatre, Trowbridge
Sidney Bruhl, a previously successful playwright, has had a series of box office flops and is having trouble writing. Sidney mimics reading a play that he tells his wife, Myra, he has received from a student of his, Clifford Anderson. Clifford’s play is, like the actual play itself, entitled Deathtrap, and is also a one set, five character thriller. Sidney asserts that the student’s play is a certain hit. Sidney telephones Clifford to invite him over to give him suggestions on improving the play. Interspersed with reassurances that he is only kidding, he frightens Myra with suggestions that he may kill Clifford in order to steal the script for himself.