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Simon Russell Beale and  Jonathan Groff star in London revival of Deathtrap

Jonathan Groff, star of Deathtrap

David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers, producers of Brief Encounter, Equus and recent success Calendar Girls, present DEATHTRAP.

Deathtrap, the 1978 thriller which was made into a film starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve, is making a West End reappearance at the Noel Coward Theatre this summer, from 21 August 2010.

Acclaimed actor Simon Russell-Beale, currently starring in London Assurance at the National Theatre, will lead the new production directed by Matthew Warchus.

Russell-Beale will play best-selling author Sidney Bruhl in Ira Levin’s comic murder thriller, and will be joined by an all-star cast that includes Anna Massey as nosey psychic neighbour Helga Ten Dorpe (Estelle Parsons), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) as his wife, and star of Glee, Jonathan Groff, as Clifford, a talented young writer who befriends Sidney.

The thriller sees good-looking young author Clifford turn up at Bruhl’s Connecticut home with a brilliant new stage thriller, at a time with Bruhl’s career has hit the skids. Much twisting and turning ensues.

Warchus, who won a Tony award last year for his production of God of Carnage, is set for a busy year with his next project, La Bete at the Comedy Theatre, starring Mark Rylance (Jerusalem), David Hyde Pierce and Joanna Lumley. It will open on 28 June before transferring to Broadway.

Heartthrob Groff will appear in the new series of Glee in the UK from Monday 19 April on E4 . He made his US debut in Glee on Tuesday and in the series plays Jesse St John, a student from a rival school who dates Glee diva Rachel. He has appeared in a number of Broadway shows including Spring Awakening and an early version of Hair, now playing at the Gielgud Theatre in London.


Simon Russell Beale – Sydney

Jonathan Groff – Clifford

Claire Skinner – Myra

Terry Beaver – Porter

Estelle Parsons – Helga


Noel Coward Theatre

St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4AA

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Underground: Piccadilly or Northern lines to Leicester Square

Trains: Charing Cross

Buses: 24, 29, 176

Parking: MasterPark at China Town and Trafalgar Square. NCP at Upper St Martin’s Lane.

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Performance dates
Booking to 20 November 2010
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Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AA
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 24, 29, 176

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