As the nights draw in, it’s the perfect time for a murder mystery from the Chesil Theatre to kick off the new season.
Sleuth, an award-winning comedy thriller by Anthony Shaffer is a fast paced whodunit with sharp, witty dialogue and doses of dark humour. Shaffer’s unique writing style combines a love for murder mystery with practical jokes and game-playing to create a menacing pattern of psychological teasing.
The director, Ros Liddiard says “With all these elements to bring to life, Sleuth has been a pleasure and an exciting play to direct. The clever script pushes the boundaries of all disciplines of theatre production, from set design to sound effects. The actors’ challenge has been to keep up with the many twists and turns in the plot!”
Sleuth has all the ingredients of a top-class thriller – a twisting, turning plot that studies the sexual conflict and jealousy between an older man and his younger rival. Its ‘whodunit’ genre will have a broad appeal to audiences of all ages and will perhaps be remembered by many people as a film starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Cain, and then more recently with Michael Cain and Jude Law.
With fiendishly cunning twists and turns right up until the very end of the play, do you dare to take your eyes away … even for a moment?
Performance dates: 4 – 11 October (not Sunday) at 7.45pm, and 11 October at 2.30pm.
Tickets £10 & £12 | Book now: chesiltheatre.org.uk | 0333 666 3366 (booking fee applies)