About the play
The play is set in the isolated New England home of thriller playwright Sydney Bruhl and the action centres around a new play, Deathtrap, a new thriller by the unknown dramatist Clifford Anderson. Anderson has sent this new script to Sydney for his comments -- or has he?
Without a success for many years Sydney plots with his reluctant wife Myra about how best to plagiarise Deathtrap and when Clifford arrives to discuss his play events start to take a sinister turn.
The play was first presented at The Music Box Theatre in New York City on February 26, 1978 and then at the Garrick Theatre in London on October 26, 1978. In the latter production Denis Quilley played the part of Sydney Bruhl.
|Cast (in order of appearance)|
|Myra Bruhl||Sarah Lynn|
|Clifford Anderson||Steve Cosier|
|Helga ten Dorp||Christine Baker|
|Porter Milgrim||Albie Minns|
|For the Maskers|
|Directed by||Tony Bull|
|Stage Manager||Val Barwell|
|Set Design||Ken Spencer|
|Set Construction||Bryan Langford, Douglas Shiell and the Students of Southampton City College|
|Lighting Design and Operation||Nathan Weeks|
|Sound Design and Operation||Martin Clift|
|Front of House Manager||Derek Leslie|