Russell Beale plays Sidney, a once-celebrated thriller author who’s now suffering from writer's block. While waiting for inspiration, he receives a brilliant script from one of his former writing students, Clifford (Groff). The temptation is too much. With the help of his wife, Sidney plots to murder his protégé and market the young man's sure-fire thriller as his own. But, as in any good thriller, twists and turns follow in abundance.
Deathtrap opened last night (7 September 2010, previews from 21 August) at the Noel Coward Theatre, where it's currently booking until 22 January 2011.