19:00, Thu 17th – Sat 19th November 2011 at Newnham Old Labs
Michaelmas Week 6
‘Ten little soldier boys
Went out to dine
One choked his little self
And then there were Nine.’
The year is 1939 and ten strangers have gathered in the living-room of the only house on Soldier Island. Shortly after their arrival, it becomes clear that things are not quite as they supposed; has anyone actually met their mysterious hosts? A storm rages outside, preventing contact with the mainland just as the guests begin to be murdered, one by one, according to a macabre nursery rhyme. Will any of the ten leave the island alive?
Performed in the isolated Newnham Old Labs, this intimate production will transport the audience to the island where they will experience the confusion, realisation, guilt and terror of the guests of this unknown madman.