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Deathtrap, Noël Coward Theatre

Deathtrap, Noël Coward Theatre

Simon Russell Beale is wonderfully sardonic in Ira Levin's comedy thriller

'Deathtrap': Simon Russell Beale and Jonathan Groff as duelling playwrightsHugo Glendinning

It’s a rather difficult task to describe anything that occurs in Ira Levin’s marvellous old warhorse of a comedy thriller as it contains so many twists, turns, bluffs, double bluffs, triple - even quadruple - bluffs that any description of the plot holds for only a few minutes of stage time. Added to which, nobody and nothing is exactly what they first appear to be.

It’s a rather difficult task to describe anything that occurs in Ira Levin’s marvellous old warhorse of a comedy thriller as it contains so many twists, turns, bluffs, double bluffs, triple - even quadruple - bluffs that any description of the plot holds for only a few minutes of stage time. Added to which, nobody and nothing is exactly what they first appear to be.

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"and there's a surprising, breath-catching moment when we realise that he may actually, genuinely, for real this time, love his protégé" I watched the movie and I don't remember that. I live in Argentina and there's no way for me to go to London, so could someone please tell me more about that moment? Thanks.

Sorry, can't give away any plot devices. But regardless of that, this isn't a stage version of the film,; it's the original stage play with a couple of small additions by the director.

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