A tale of deception, betrayal, passion and greed prove potent ingredients for an unsettling mystery in Dial M For Murder.
This Trinity Theatre Club production is directed by Meg Nutt, who has previously taken the helm at a series of its previous shows including Corpse!, Gaslight, and Rope.
It forms the first of four shows for the group’s 2016 programme, which includes a performance of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, marking the 400th anniversary of his death.
Taking on Frederick Knott’s thriller for its latest production has been an intriguing challenge, exploring what is regarded as a subtle yet compelling study of infidelity, resentment, and greed.
Dial M for Murder is perhaps best known as one of Hitchcock’s film noir masterpieces, and Trinity Theatre Club’s production aims to recreate its sense of style and elegance, as well as adding its own twist.
Featuring a black-and-white design, spectacular lighting and an atmospheric set make for an especially memorable play.
It traces the story of ex-tennis professional Tony Wendice, who married his wife Sheila for money. Now he plans to kill her for the same reason, convinced that she is having an affair.
When his precise murder plot goes awry, can he improvise an equally deadly plan B? Claustrophobic and at times frightening, Trinity Theatre Club’s latest production is a take on a story that has thrilled audiences for decades, aiming to leave you on the edge of your seat.
Visually stunning, as well as gripping and unpredictable, Dial M For Murder is a long overdue revival of a classic – so book your seats for an evening of suspense in the style of film noir.
Dial M For Murder is at the Trinity Theatre, between 23th-27th February. Evening performances: Tuesday 23 –27 Saturday at 7.30pm. Matinee performances: Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets: Evening performances £14 – concessions £13; Matinee performance £9. Box Office: 01892 678678. visit www.trinitytheatre.net