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Anthony Shaffer

Date of Death: November 06, 2001 (75)

Birth Place: Liverpool, ENGLAND

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Anthony Shaffer Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Play

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Review: Classic Theatre Festival's Production of SLEUTH in Ottawa

What did our critic think of SLEUTH at Arts Court Theatre? Ottawa’s Classic Theatre Festival’s second show of the summer is currently underway with its production of Sleuth. Written by Anthony Shaffer, Sleuth was first presented in Britain in early 1970 before transferring to the U.S. later that year.

Classic Theatre Festival Reveals 2023 Season

Following its award-winning 2022 season re-launch, the Classic Theatre Festival - which produces hits from the golden age of Broadway and the London Stage - has announced a summer season in downtown Ottawa.

Review: SLEUTH at LaComedia Dinner Theatre

What did our critic think of SLEUTH at LaComedia Dinner Theatre? SLEUTH, written by Anthony Shaffer, won the Tony Award for best play in 1971. Many may remember the movie adaptations, in 1972 and 2007, both of which incidentally starred Michael Caine. It begins with an evening at the home of Andrew Wyke as he plays host to his wife's lover, Milo Tindle. What follows are many twists and turns as Andrew and Milo try to outwit and outmaneuver each other to see who will come out on top. A few incidental characters round out the action and you will never know where the next turn will take you.

Special Offer: SLEUTH at Garland Civic Theatre

Garland Civic Theatre is presenting the classic suspense thriller 'SLEUTH' by Anthony Shaffer, directed by Aimee Thibodeaux, onstage now running through November 6, 2022, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 2:30 p.m.

Photos: First Look at SLEUTH, Now Playing at Ensemble Theatre Company

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) presents the fifth and final show of its 2021-2022 Season, one of the most iconic and celebrated thrillers ever written, SLEUTH, by Anthony Shaffer and directed by Jenny Sullivan.

SLEUTH Comes To The New Vic In Santa Barbara In June

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) presents the fifth and final show of its 2021-2022 Season, one of the most iconic and celebrated thrillers ever written, SLEUTH, by Anthony Shaffer and directed by Jenny Sullivan. SLEUTH begins previews on Thursday, June 9 at 7:30pm, opens on Saturday, June 11 at 8:00pm and runs through Sunday, June 26, 2022 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. 

Sherman Players Open Anthony Shaffer's WHODUNNIT This Weekend

On Friday, April 29, The Sherman Players will open Anthony Shaffer's comedy-thriller, WHODUNNIT as its first mainstage show for 2022. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a four week run.

Anthony Shaffer's Comedy-thriller WHODUNNIT Opens The Sherman Players 2022 Mainstage Season

On Friday April 29th, the Sherman Playhouse will open the 2022 mainstage season with WHODUNNIT, a comedy-thriller written by Anthony Shaffer, directed by Alexis M. Vournazos of Danbury.

Sherman Players Announce 2022 Mainstage Season

The Sherman Players return for their first full theatrical season in nearly two years. The 2022 mainstage season was announced at the close of the final production of the 2021 season, WRECK THE HALLS by Sherman Players President, Steve Stott.

The Sherman Playhouse Holds Auditions for WHODUNNIT, January 10-11

The Sherman Playhouse is seeking to fill four roles to complete the cast for its first show of the 2022 season, WHODUNNIT by Anthony Shaffer, directed by Alexis M. Vournazos of Danbury.

Photos: SLEUTH to be Presented at Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Sleuth, by Anthony Shaffer, will be presented at Idaho Shakespeare Festival July 8 through August 1. The production will be directed by Charles Fee.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival Will Present A Full Capacity Season in 2021

The Idaho Shakespeare Festival will resumed performances with Anthony Shaffer's SLEUTH on July 8th, with some changes related to COVID-19 concerns.

Ensemble Theatre Company Announces Its Reopening 2021-2022 Season Of Shows

Ensemble Theatre Company has announced the reopening of its theater to in-person audiences! ETC is planning a new season of five adventurous productions beginning in October 2021.

VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Shares A KING LEAR Speech At LA's Historic Lincoln Heights Library

It was exactly one year ago at this time that a lone, veteran Shakespearean actor, ventured out into the streets of the Lincoln Heights neighborhood to present a speech from the works of the immortal bard that he believed reflected the times we were living through.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival Announces 2021 Lineup

The Idaho Shakespeare Festival has announced its tentative 2021 lineup, after cancelled its 2020 edition due to the health crisis.

10 Things You Might Not Know About... Stephen Sondheim

Check out a few of the more obscure tidbits on the life and career of the great Stephen Sondheim as he becomes the first subject of our new series 10 Things You Might Not Know About...

Idaho Shakespeare Festival Faces Delays Due To Virus Outbreak

The Idaho Shakespeare Festival is likely to face delays for their 2020 season according to a new report.

McCarter Presents Anthony Shaffer's SLEUTH

In a remote manor in the British countryside, a celebrated murder mystery writer drafts his next great detective novel. But when he invites his wife's lover to his home for a glass of scotch, it suddenly becomes unclear where the fictional plot ends and the real game begins. Sleuth will keep you on the edge of your seat with a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse filled with plotted murder, jealousy, and revenge. The production runs March 10 through March 29 in McCarter's Matthews Theatre. More about the production at

Great Lakes Theater to Commence the Second Half its 2019-20 Season With SLEUTH

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2019-20 season with the ultimate whodunit thriller, Sleuth. The world-class production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 14 - March 8, 2020. Great Lakes Theater's Producing Artistic Director, Charles Fee, directs the production.


Anthony Shaffer has written 2 shows including Sleuth (Playwright), Whodunnit (Playwright).

Anthony Shaffer has been nominated for the Best Play category at the Tony Awards for his work on Sleuth.

Anthony Shaffer has won the Tony Award for Best Play for his work on "Sleuth".

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