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