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Simon Russell Beale and Jonathan Groff star in the fast-paced thriller Deathtrap at London’s Noel Coward Theatre.
Deathtrap follows the life of Clifford Anderson, a young writer who meets Sidney Bruhl, a best selling author. Bruhl is impressed when his new protege shows him the manuscript of a new thriller called Deathtrap. In a moment of desperation, the established writer confesses to his wife that he’s going to claim the work as his own. The plot thickens when Bruhl kills his young friend – but there are more twists in store in this tantalising thriller. Short stay apartments through Serviced City Pads.
Ira Levin’s Deathtrap comes to London’s West End for the first time since its original production at the Garrick Theatre in 1978. After a sucessful run in the West End, the play was turned into a film starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve. Stay in London and book through Serviced City Pads.The Cast of Deathtrap
Simon Russell Beale plays Sidney Bruhl, Beale won the Lawrence Olivier Awared for Best Actor for his role in Uncle Vanya and also for Best Actor for his 2000 performance in Candide. He was appointed a CBE in 2003.
Estelle Parsons plays local Pyshic Helga ten Dorp. Parsons won Best Actress for her performance in August: Osage County on Broadway.
On screen, Parsons won an Oscar for her role as Blanche in Bonnie and Clyde and she is also known for her role as the mother in American sit-com Rosanne.
Design for Living
Noel Coward’s wickedly witty dark romantic, Design for Living, comes to the Old Vic this autumn.
Design for Living plays out in both Bohemian Paris ans the dizzy heights of 1930s Manhattan. Atricky love triangle between vivacious interior designer Gilda, playwright Leo, and artist Otto – three egotistical characters unashamedly and apssionately in love with each other – is unravelling. Noel Cowards 1932 play desing for living was initially banned in the UK until 1939 because its risque subject matter was thought unacceptable to the official censor. This provocative play now returns to London for the first time in 15 years.
Old Vic associate Anthony Page directs this new production of Design for Living. Tom Burke, Lisa Dillon and Andrew Scott star as the self-absorbed threesome at rh centre of the play. A London stage regular, Lisa Dillon’s credits include When the Rain Stops Falling, Under the Blue Sky. The Hour we Knew Nothing of each other and Noel Cowards Present Laughter. London stays through Serviced City Pads.
Anthony Page on Design for Living says. ‘I love this play for the miraculous lightness of the dialogue which contains a huge range of passions. The central relationship – the involvement of two bisexuals and a girl – is no longer shocking as it was in the 30’s, when it had tio be presented in a somewhat coded fashion for the play to be perfomed. Serviced City Pads supply serviced apartment accommodation in London