Television stars Jessie Wallace (Eastenders) and Paul Bradley (Holby City) will star in a brand new production of Ira Levin’s thriller, embarking on a national tour from September.
Directed by Adam Penford, this new production will open at the Theatre Royal Brighton in September and marks the first time the play will have toured the UK in twenty years.
Sidney Bruhl (Bradley), a once- successful writer of stage thrillers, is in the grip of chronic writer’s block. Out of the blue, young playwright Clifford Anderson sends Bruhl one of the only two copies of his brilliant new whodunit, Deathtrap.
Desperate to set Broadway alight once more, Sidney spies his chance to invite Clifford to his remote country home. Oh, and to bring the only other copy of Deathtrap with him!
If Bruhl can kill the newcomer and pass the play off as his own, he could once again be the toast of Broadway.
Deathtrap is produced by Mark Puddle in association with Paul Tyrer and Jamie Clark for TBO Productions. It will feature costume and set designs by Morgan Large, lighting by James Whiteside with sound by Max Ringham and video design by Duncan McLean.
Ira Levin’s suspense thriller holds the record for the longest running thriller on Broadway and was made into a film starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve.
Following its run at the Theatre Royal Brighton, the twelve week tour of the production will also visit: Aylesbury, Southend, Guildford, Cardiff, Colchester, Birmingham and concludes in Richmond.
Deathtrap will tour the UK from the 12th September until the 27th November. To book tickets for some of the venues visit ATG Tickets.