World Famous Thriller DEATHTRAP Comes Sydney Fringe
One of the world's great thrillers comes to the Sydney stage for just four performances this September as part of Sydney Fringe festival.DEATHTRAP - by American novelist, playwright, and songwriter Ira Levin (A Kiss Before Dying, Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives, The Boys from Brazil) - holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway with 1793 performances.
A Tony Award Best Play nominee and winner of the American Mystery Writers' Edgar Award, it was adapted into a 1982 film starring Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine and Dyan Cannon. Widely considered one of the best stage thrillers of all time, DEATHTRAP comes to Newtown's King Street from 13 September as part of Sydney Fringe.The play centres on fictional playwright Sidney Bruhl - who knows all about murder,
having written a few successful murder mysteries on Broadway. However, his murderous muse has deserted him and his last play flopped. Desperate for another success, he contemplates murder for real! Sidney receives a script from a former student, Clifford Anderson, and is instantly consumed with jealousy as he realises it is the perfect thriller and a sure-fire Broadway hit. He must have it... and invites Clifford over on the pretence of giving it 'the Bruhl polish'. The trap is set... An Exit Game Production in association with Sydney Fringe, DEATHTRAP is directed by Debbie Smith and features a talented local cast, including Nicholas Gledhill, Denise Kitching, Cassady Maddox, Amrik Tumber and Catherine Waters. Casting by Linda Beattie. Don't miss the opportunity to see this acclaimed masterpiece, live in Sydney's pulsing inner west! Exit Game Productions presents
DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin
13-16 September, Wed-Sat 7.30pm
King Street Theatre, 644 King Street, corner Bray St, Newtown
Tickets $30 / $25 conc / $20 groups 10+