ROPE

By Patrick Hamilton

Party planning can be murder.

At 6.45pm precisely Ronald Kentley was done to death by Wyndham Brandon and Charles Granillo. How better to toast their triumph than to host a dinner party for the dead boy’s family and friends? But with a silent phone-call, a tell-tale ticket stub and a gathering storm, will the boys hold their nerve? Or will the contents of the padlocked chest be uncovered?

Presented by The Jack Studio’s new Associate Company, OutFox Productions (Spring Awakening, Carbon Dating), Patrick Hamilton’s Rope has been thrilling audiences since 1929. The draw of the coolly intellectual anti-heroes is undeniable, provoking Alfred Hitchcock to provide us with his own version. Prepare yourselves for a macabre tale of death and salmon sandwiches.

Make sure you catch… the complete story of the perfect crime.

Performed at The Jack Studio Theatre 9th -27th April 2013.

**** “beautifully executed by the company, with commitment and attention to detail throughout; OutFox Productions will have you hanging on every word.” WHAT'S PEEN SEEN

**** "“the performances and the play are nothing but extraordinary.” THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS

**** “Rope is an utterly fantastic evening of pure entertainment” EVERYTHING THEATRE

“Having seen all three shows, what stands out for me most is the sheer variety of OutFox’s output… And alongside this variety is a consistently high standard of production and performance.” BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

“Director John Fricker creates a suspenseful evening that has us jittering with the anti-heroes.” UK THEATRE NETWORK

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Rope 3

L-R Jean Apps as Mres Debenham and Alec Gray as Sir Johnstone
L-R Jean Apps as Mres Debenham and Alec Gray as Sir Johnstone

Joe Sowerbutts as Brandon
Joe Sowerbutts as Brandon

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Rope 3

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Cast

Wyndham Brandon – Joe Sowerbutts

Charles Granillo – Christopher Walsh

Sabot – Ben Peterson

Kenneth Raglan – Marco Petrucco

Leila Arden – Ana Luderowski

Sir Johnstone Kentley – Alec Gray

Mrs Debenham – Jean Apps

Rupert Cadell – Will Bryant

Crew

Producer – Kirsty Fox

Director – John Fricker

Associate Designer – Gina Rose Lee

Stage Manager – Amy Gunn

Assistant Stage Manager – Lucy Myers

Set & Costume Designer – Andy Robinson

Sound Designer – Mark Webber

Lighting Designer – William Ingham

Costume Supervisor – Emma Treleaven

L-R Joe Sowerbutts and Marco Petrucco
L-R Joe Sowerbutts and Marco Petrucco

Jean Apps as Mrs Debenham
Jean Apps as Mrs Debenham

Joe Sowerbutts
Joe Sowerbutts

L-R Joe Sowerbutts and Marco Petrucco
L-R Joe Sowerbutts and Marco Petrucco

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