Deathtrap 2012

Written by Ira Levin Deathtrap

Directed by Alice Warwick

Performance Dates: 8pm June 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and July 4, 5, & 6. 2pm June 24.

Doors & licensed bar open 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets: Adult $18, Concession $16, Members/Children $14.

Bookings: Elaine Gilberthorpe (08) 9378 1990 or bookings@garricktheatre.asn.au

Synopsis:
‘Deathtrap’ takes place in the isolated New England home of thriller writer Sydney Bruhl. The action centres around a play called ‘Deathtrap’, a new thriller by unknown dramatist Clifford Anderson, a former pupil of Bruhl and which he has send to him for comment. Without a success to his credit for some years, Sydney plots, with his reluctant wife Myra, about how best to plagiarise ‘Deathtrap’ and, when Clifford turns up to discuss the play with the ‘master’, events take a sinister turn. but Sydney’s plans take an unexpected twist when Dutch clairvoyant Helga ten Dorp begins to experience disturbing vibrations.

‘Deathtrap’ is essentially a play within a play, full of twists and turns, to say nothing of shocks. It holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway and was later adapted into a film starring Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine and Dyan Cannon.