A play to kill for... Writer Sidney Bruhl's luck has run out. Once the toast of Broadway, he hasn't had a hit play in years...
Young and aspiring playwright, Clifford Anderson, a student of one of Sidney's writing classes, just so happens to have written the perfect play - 'Deathtrap'. Desperate for success, Sidney would do anything to claim Clifford's play as his own. And then he comes up with a killer idea...
Deathtrap is known as one of the biggest hits on Broadway, opening in 1978, winning a Tony Award for 'Best Play'. It has been said to be "something so evil that it infects all who touch it". Taking the basic components of a good thriller: murder, deceit, innocent dialogue with hidden sinister meanings, plot reveals, unexpected turns of events etc., Deathtrap twists these components and rearranges the pieces again and again. More than thirty years after its release, it is still performed in theatres around the globe to huge critical acclaim - critics are unanimous in their praise of Deathtrap.