Said to be inspired by the real life murder of a young boy in 1920 by two University of Chicago students, Leopold and Loeb, Hamilton's 1929 thriller is set in a Mayfair apartment.
Wyndham Brandon (Ritson) and Charles Granillo (Waldmann) have murdered fellow student Ronald Kentley and deposited his body in a chest in their living room. Believing they are above suspicion and common morality they invite the student’s father, his aunt and several of their friends over for tea, served on the chest.
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For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was at the Almeida, where guests included: Ben Miles, Lynda Bellingham, Amanda Drew, Alison Steadman, Lisa Dillon, Roy Williams, Anna Carteret, Hattie Morahan and Joel Horwood.
Rope continues to 6 February 2010.