19:45, Tue 12th November 2019 - Sat 16th November 2019 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 5
"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."
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 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.