A brand new production of Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap will embark on a 12-week national tour this September, it has been announced.
The production will star Paul Bradley (Holby City and EastEnders) in the role of Sidney Bruhl and BAFTA nominee Jessie Wallace (EastEnders and Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be) as Myra Bruhl.
Written by the award-winning playwright and author Ira Levin, Deathtrap is directed by the newly appointed artistic director designate of Nottingham Playhouse, Adam Penford.
Deathtrap is an edge-of-your-seat spine-chiller that is guaranteed to thrill. One of the most successful plays in its genre, Deathtrap promises an ingenious maze of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Sidney Bruhl (Bradley), formerly a successful writer of stage thrillers, is in the grip of chronic writer’s block. Out of the blue, young playwright Clifford Anderson sends Bruhl one of the only two copies of his brilliant new whodunit, Deathtrap.
Desperate to set Broadway alight once more, Sidney spies his chance to invite Clifford to his remote country home and asks him to bring the only other copy of Deathtrap with him.
If Bruhl can kill the newcomer and pass the play off as his own, he could once again be the toast of Broadway.
Paul Bradley’s stage credits include Dead Sheep (UK Tour), Journey’s End (Comedy Theatre), Noises Off (UK Tour), The Relapse (National Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pirates Of Penzance and Twelfth Night (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Charley’s Aunt (York Theatre Royal) and rep seasons at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
Paul played Professor Elliot Hope for ten years in Holby City and Nigel Bates in EastEnders for six.
Jessie Wallace is best known for her role as Kat Moon in EastEnders.
Her stage credits include UK tours of The Perfect Murder and Chicago, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stepping Out on UK Tour, Haunted at The Arts Theatre and Rent at the Duke Of York’s Theatre.
Jessie has won a number of awards including Best Actress at the TV Quick and Choice Awards, and the Inside Soap Awards. She was also nominated for a BAFTA award for her portrayal of Pat Phoenix on The Road To Coronation Street.
2017 UK Tour Dates
September 12-16, BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL September 19-23, AYLESBURY WATERSIDE THEATRE September 26-30, SOUTHEND PALACE October 3-7, GUILDFORD YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE October 10-14, CARDIFF NEW THEATRE October 17-21, EVERYMAN THEATRE, CHELTENHAM October 31-November 4, COLCHESTER MERCURY THEATRE November 7-11, BIRMINGHAM NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE November 14-18, RICHMOND THEATRE