Spider’s Web (Oct 3 – Oct 12, 2019)

Clarissa, the second wife of Henry Hailsham Brown, is adept at spinning tales of adventure for their bored diplomatic circle. When a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds the drama much harder to cope with, especially as she suspects the murderer might be her young stepdaughter Pippa. Worse still, the victim is the man who broke up … Continue reading

Trap For A Lonely Man (Jan 25 – Feb 3, 2018)


Summed up as “a psychological thriller shrouded in mystery, a tortuous plot and a killer twist at the end!” Trap For A Lonely Man (original French title Piege pour un homme seul) by Robert Thomas translated by Lucienne Hill and John Sutro will play from January 21 to February 3, 2018. It would undoubtedly be more famous had Alfred Hitchcock … Continue reading

Strictly Murder (Jan 26 – Feb 4, 2017)


Strictly Murder by Brian Clemens April 1939. An English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in Provence in idyllic isolation, far, it seems, from the rumblings of the coming war. Their peace is shattered from within when Suzy discovers she has been betrayed: Peter is not the man he claims to be! Is he in fact a ruthless killer on … Continue reading

Gaslight (October 1-10, 2015)


By Patrick Hamilton. Adapted by David Jacklin. The season opens with Patrick Hamilton’s famous nail-biting Victorian thriller Gaslight. Hailed by the critic of The New Yorker Magazine as “a masterpiece of suspense,” Gaslight is set in fog-bound London in 1880 in the home of Jack Manningham and his wife Bella. It is late afternoon, a time which Hamilton notes as … Continue reading

The Game’s Afoot (November 21-30, 2013)


or Holmes For The Holidays An American Comedy Thriller by Ken Ludwig Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play! It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of … Continue reading

An Inspector Calls (September 30 – October 9, 2010)

A Thriller by J. B. Priestly Though ostensibly a remarkably clear and effective drama, an air of mystic unreality underlies An Inspector Calls. When a young girl commits suicide in an English industrial city, an eminently respectable British family is subjected to a routine inquiry in connection with the death. An inspector calls to interrogate them. To some degree, all … Continue reading

Wait Until Dark (May 7-23, 2009)

A Thriller by Frederick Knott “…a first rate shocker…the suspense drama we’ve long awaited eagerly.” – New York Post “As directed by L. Garth Allen, the play scales one rising line of tension until the shocking climatic scene.” - North York Mirror A masterfully constructed thriller that moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, … Continue reading