Deathtrap by Ira Levin

Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th April 2005

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.