They thought that murder was an art ... and that they would get away with it ...
Adapted from the screenplay by Arthur Laurent, Alfred Hitchcock's thrilling suspense mystery is based upon a play by Patrick Hamilton, which in turn was based upon a true story of a murder that rocked polite society in the 1920s. In order to prove their superior intellects, two talented, well-to-do young men commit "the perfect crime" to illustrate the superman theories of Nietzsche, taught to them by their schoolmaster, Rupert Cadell.
A supper party is then held at the boys' swank uptown New York apartment - the guests invited are friends and family of the victim, as well as their former teacher Rupert. Events build up to a shocking climax. In true Hitchcock fashion, the tense, edgy script provides a taut, entertaining and nail-biting piece of theatre.
Ideal for celebrating the start of the festive season, this play will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 November 2013
Thursday 5, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December 2013
Weeknights at 20:00, Saturdays 14:30 and 18:30
Matinées and Thursday evening R60 (R50 Theatre Club),
other evenings R70 (R60 Theatre Club).
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