19:45, Tue 12th November 2019 - Sat 16th November 2019 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 5
Cambridge, 1978. Sidney Bruhl, an English fellow at Corpus Christi College, was once a great West End playwright. Now, he's a has-been, dreaming of writing a defining masterpiece that now seems out of reach. That is, until he reads Deathtrap, a tour-de-force of plot twists, murder mystery, psychological horror and emotional force. It's just a shame that he didn't write it – but what if there was a way that he could have? Time to invite the playwright round for tea…
Deathtrap, arguably Ira Levin's greatest play, still holds the record for the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway, consistently staggering audiences for decades. Now, brought to life at the ADC Theatre and set in Cambridge, Deathtrap promises an all-too-real comedy-thriller that hits like no other.
"What I should do is beat the fat bastard over the head with that mace over there and then send his little masterpiece off under my own name."