Deathtrap
Theatre
Noel Coward Theatre (London, )
St Martin's Lane London WC2N 4AH
London,
Schedule
Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm
Price
£15 - £49.50
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Ingeniously clever and hilariously twisted, DEATHTRAP is the most celebrated play by Ira Levin, who also wrote The Stepford Wives, Rosemary's Baby, The Boys from Brazil and A Kiss Before Dying.

Matthew Warchus directs a unique cast which includes Simon Russell Beale (most recently seen in the sell out National Theatre production of London Assurance) and Jonathan Groff (currently starring in the hit TV series Glee and star of the Tony Award winning US production of Spring Awakening) alongside Terry Beaver and award-winning actresses Claire Skinner and Estelle Parsons.

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP, 3/28-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Written in 1978, Deathtrap still holds the record for longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit, but he's never been that fond of sharing credit. TIME Magazine said, 'If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.' (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Former Soap Star Robert Newman to Join the Cast of PERFECT CRIME, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Robert Newman, best known for his 28 year run as Joshua Lewis on the longest running program in broadcasting history, Guiding Light, will be joining the cast of Off-Broadway's longest running play, PERFECT CRIME, in the role of Inspector Ascher on March 10. (more...)

Long Island Spring Preview
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 5, 2014

The Long Island theatre scene will unquestionably be a hopping one this Spring and Summer. One of the most exciting seasons is being offered by Northport's John W. Engeman Theatre. Their current season culminates with The Music Man (March 27th - May18th) and Plaza Suite (May 29th - July 13th). Then their 8th season starts soon after with a stellar line-up that includes Evita, Deathtrap, A Christmas Story, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, A Chorus Line, and The Producers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's DEATHTRAP is a Tightly Wound Ticking Clock of a Production
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 31, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company's Deathtrap is well crafted all around, with superior direction, design, and performances. Director May Adrales has triumphed in creating a tightly wound ticking clock of a production that engages and satisfies. (more...)

Christopher Durang to Star as Vanya in His Own Play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

Playwright Christopher Durang - who won his first Tony Award in 2013 for his comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE on Broadway - will make his debut in the role of Vanya when the play is presented at Bucks County Playhouse (70 S. Main St) in New Hope, PA. From July 17 to August 10, it has been announced by the Playhouse's newly-appointed producing team -- Producing Director Alexander Fraser, Executive Producer Robyn Goodman and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Stages DEATHTRAP, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the comedy-thriller Deathtrap by Ira Levin, today, March 28 through April 12, 2014. (more...)

Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company to Stage THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, 4/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company closes its 2013-2014 season with a production of John Millington Synge's classic Irish comedy, The Playboy of the Western World, April 11-19 in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. (more...)

ART, INTERLOCK & More Set for Vagabond Players' 99th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The Vagabond Players, America's oldest continuously running little theatre, has announced its 99th season - check out full details below! (more...)

Lewis Cleale Joins Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More in 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, 4/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. On April 5, 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Lucy Liu to Announce 2014 Tony Nominations, 4/29
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Past Tony-nominee Jonathan Groff will join Lucy Liu to reveal the names in a live webcast seen on TonyAwards.com. (more...)

Jonathan Groff to Host AIDS Walk New York Kick-Off Event, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

More big news for Jonathan Groff today! AIDS Walk New York just announced on Twitter that the Tony-nominated star of HBO's LOOKING and THE NORMAL HEART, as well as Disney's FROZEN, is set to host this year's kick-off event on April 8. (more...)

Stacy Keach Stars in Shakespeare Theatre's HENRY IV, PART 1 and HENRY IV, PART 2, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 as part of the Clarice Smith Repertory. STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will direct both parts of this sweeping epic - one of Shakespeare's culminating achievements in the history play genre - over multiple nights. As Kahn says, describing Parts 1 and 2 as his favorite Shakespearean drama: 'It brings to the stage every issue we as human beings experience.' The two productions will run in the Company's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from today, March 25 - June 8, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DEATHTRAP Blends a Murder Mystery Thriller with Comedy
by Barry Lenny - Mar 23, 2014

There are twists and turns and red herrings galore, and plenty of laughs to keep the audience entertained. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's 75th Season to Include Marilu Henner in 'VANYA AND SONIA,' Marsha Mason-Helmed CHAPTER TWO & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) has announced its 75th Anniversary Season, starting with a salute to the theater's illustrious history with Neil Simon's Chapter Two, a comedy about love the second time around. Directing will be Golden Globe Winner® and four-time Academy Award® nominee Marsha Mason. Mason starred as Jennie in the film version of this hilarious and touching story that asks if you can start a second chapter when you can't let go of the first? Performances begin May 22 and run through June 15 at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA). (more...)

Stacy Keach to Star in Shakespeare Theatre's HENRY IV, PART 1 and HENRY IV, PART 2, 3/25-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 as part of the Clarice Smith Repertory. STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will direct both parts of this sweeping epic - one of Shakespeare's culminating achievements in the history play genre - over multiple nights. As Kahn says, describing Parts 1 and 2 as his favorite Shakespearean drama: 'It brings to the stage every issue we as human beings experience.' The two productions will run in the Company's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from March 25 - June 8, 2014. (more...)

THE ONLY LIGHT IN RENO Opens Tonight at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will kick off 2014 with the world premiere comedy of Topher Payne's newest play, The Only Light in Reno. Georgia Ensemble Theatre audiences' favorite Atlanta playwright is back fast on the heels of his successes with Tokens of Affection and Swell Party at the Roswell professional theatre, with GET founding company member Shannon Eubanks directing. This show runs January 9-26, 2014, at the Theatre's home, the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA. The production is generously sponsored by Macy's Foundation. (more...)

Milburn Stone Theatre to Kick Off 2014 with Ira Levin's DEATHTRAP!, Begin. 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

The Milburn Stone Theatre begins 2014 with one of the longest running broadway plays of all time, Ira Levin's Deathtrap! Levin, author of such notable classic stories of horror and suspense as Rosemary's Baby, The Boys From Brazil and The Stepford Wives won his second Edgar award (an award presented to notable mystery and suspense writers, named after Edgar Allen Poe) with Deathtrap! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for San Diego (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens Tonight at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, the hysterically twisted, Chekhov-inspired 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, continues Asolo Rep's 2013-14 season. Directed by Peter Amster, previews for this laugh-out-loud comedy will be held January 22-23, opening night will be tonight, January 24 at 8pm, and the show will run through April 13. (more...)

Theatre Poster Designer Frank Verlizzo Set for Palm Beach Dramaworks' Dramalogue Series, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

West Palm Beach's only professional multi-award-winning resident theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, continues its Dramalogue series--- a new initiative that explores working in the theatre --- on February 4 live onstage at The Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street). Produced by Mark Perlberg and Sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker, this new series consists of conversations and presentations spotlighting iconic theatre artists and professionals. The series runs on select Tuesdays thru April 8th, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 1/19/2014
by BWW - Jan 19, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/19/2014 for San Diego (more...)

OTHER DESERT CITIES Runs Now thru 2/9 at The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

In this funny and searing family drama, Brooke Wyeth, a once promising novelist, returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, former Reagan inner circle, her brother, and her aunt. When Brooke announces she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family's history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil as the Wyeths struggle to come to terms with their past. A 2012 Tony Award nominee for Best Play. (more...)

Milburn Stone Theatre Kicks Off 2014 with Ira Levin's DEATHTRAP! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

The Milburn Stone Theatre begins 2014 with one of the longest running broadway plays of all time, Ira Levin's Deathtrap! Levin, author of such notable classic stories of horror and suspense as Rosemary's Baby, The Boys From Brazil and The Stepford Wives won his second Edgar award (an award presented to notable mystery and suspense writers, named after Edgar Allen Poe) with Deathtrap! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 1/12/2014
by BWW - Jan 12, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/12/2014 for San Diego (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for San Diego (more...)

Great Lakes Theater to Stage a DEATHTRAP, 2/21-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2014-15 season with Ira Levin's murder mystery masterpiece, Deathtrap. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, February 21 - March 16, 2014. Charles Fee, GLT's Producing Artistic Director, directs the production. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DEATHTRAP - Twists, Turns and Humor Excite at GLT
by Roy Berko - Feb 24, 2014

Overheard at intermission of 'Deathtrap' at Great Lakes Theater: 'I never expected that to happen!' Response: 'I've seen this before and what's coming up in the second act is even more surprising!' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2014-15 season with Ira Levin's murder mystery masterpiece, Deathtrap. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, now through March 16, 2014. Charles Fee, GLT's Producing Artistic Director, directs the production. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Great Lakes Theater Stages a DEATHTRAP, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2014-15 season with Ira Levin's murder mystery masterpiece, Deathtrap. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, today, February 21 - March 16, 2014. Charles Fee, GLT's Producing Artistic Director, directs the production. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for San Diego (more...)

RLTP Sets 2014-15 Season: DEATHTRAP, THE SANTALAND DIARIES & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Road Less Traveled Productions has announced its 2014-15 Season to Buffalo theatergoers! Featuring five full theatrical productions, this season will include original work as well as Western New York premieres of work never before produced in the Buffalo area. RLTP's 11th season will include: (more...)

Film Adaptation of VERONICA'S ROOM by Ira Levin in the Works
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Deadline writes that Harvey and Bob Weinstein's TWC-Dimension will produce, finance and distribute a film adaptation of Ira Levin's Broadway play VERONICA'S ROOM. (more...)

The Long Beach Playhouse to Present DEATHTRAP, 1/17-2/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

The Long Beach Playhouse will be staging the classic thriller, Deathtrap by Ira Levin in the new year. (more...)

OTHER DESERT CITIES to Run 1/17-2/9 at The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

In this funny and searing family drama, Brooke Wyeth, a once promising novelist, returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, former Reagan inner circle, her brother, and her aunt. When Brooke announces she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family's history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil as the Wyeths struggle to come to terms with their past. A 2012 Tony Award nominee for Best Play. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Open 1/24 at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, the hysterically twisted, Chekhov-inspired 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, continues Asolo Rep's 2013-14 season. Directed by Peter Amster, previews for this laugh-out-loud comedy will be held January 22-23, opening night will be on Friday, January 24 at 8pm, and the show will run through April 13. (more...)

2014 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Offerings
by Roy Berko - Dec 2, 2013

2014 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Offerings (more...)

Victor Garber Books Major Guest Role on Fox's SLEEPY HOLLOW
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Garber is set to take on the role of Ichabod's father in at least one episode. As of now, there's no word on whether the Emmy nominee's deal includes the option to up to series regular or a recurring role in the future. (more...)

THE ONLY LIGHT IN RENO to Open 1/9 at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will kick off 2014 with the world premiere comedy of Topher Payne's newest play, The Only Light in Reno. Georgia Ensemble Theatre audiences' favorite Atlanta playwright is back fast on the heels of his successes with Tokens of Affection and Swell Party at the Roswell professional theatre, with GET founding company member Shannon Eubanks directing. This show runs January 9-26, 2014, at the Theatre's home, the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA. The production is generously sponsored by Macy's Foundation. (more...)

Pushcart Players Will be CELEBRATING NEW JERSEY in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences presents "Celebrating New Jersey," a timely folk musical that coincides with New Jersey's 350th Anniversary in 2014. The production will tour the State, available for school assemblies, professional theatres and community centers. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Hosts AIDS Walk New York Kick-Off Event Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

AIDS Walk New York announced on Twitter that Jonathan Groff, the Tony-nominated star of HBO's series LOOKING and upcoming movie THE NORMAL HEART, as well as Disney's FROZEN, is set to host this year's kick-off event today, April 8. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More Set for 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. Tonight, April 5 and April 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Spotlight Theatre Presents DEATHTRAP, Now thru 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Spotlight Theatre Company will produce the Ira Levin comedy-thriller, Deathtrap, opening tonight, April 5, and running through Saturday, May 3, 2014. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $21 for General Admission and $19 for Students/Seniors. All matinees are only $16. Performances will be held at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

ART, SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM and More Set for The Vagabond Players' 99th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The Vagabond Players, America's oldest continuously running little theatre, announces its 99th season. (more...)

Spotlight Theatre to Present DEATHTRAP, 4/5-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Spotlight Theatre Company will produce the Ira Levin comedy-thriller, Deathtrap, opening Saturday, April 5, and running through Saturday, May 3, 2014. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $21 for General Admission and $19 for Students/Seniors. All matinees are only $16. Performances will be held at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Conservatory Theatre Company's THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company closes its 2013-2014 season with a production of John Millington Synge's classic Irish comedy, The Playboy of the Western World, now through April 19 in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP, 3/28-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Written in 1978, Deathtrap still holds the record for longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit, but he's never been that fond of sharing credit. TIME Magazine said, 'If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.' (more...)

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