Photo Flash: ROPE at the Almeida Theatre

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PatRick Hamilton's classic thriller Rope is in previews and will officially open on December 16, and will run through February 6, 2010 At The Almeida Theatre in London.

Said to be inspired by the real life murder of a young boy in 1920 by two University of Chicago students, Leopold and Loeb, Hamilton's thriller is set in a Mayfair apartment. Wyndham Brandon and Charles Granillo have murdered fellow student Ronald Kentley and deposited his body in a chest in their living room. Believing they are above suspicion and common morality they invite the student's father, his aunt and several of their friends over for tea, served on the chest.

Roger Michell will direct, designs are by Mark Thompson with lighting by Rick Fisher and sound by John Leonard. Rope will be produced at the Almeida in association with Sonia Friedman Productions. The cast features Blake Ritson, Alex Waldmann, Bertie Carvel, and Phoebe Waller - Bridge.

Tickets range in price from £8-£32 and can be puchased by calling the box office, 020 7359 4404, or visiting www.almeida.co.uk.

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