ROPE, by Patrick Hamilton
April 2 - 6. Doors 7:15pm, Curtain Up 8pm
Two young undergraduates think they've committed the perfect murder. To add spice to their crime, they invite the victim's father and other guests to a macabre dinner party. Will they get away with it, or will one of the guests smell a rat?
Patrick Hamilton was a local boy - born in Hassocks, in 1904, before moving to Hove. Rope, his first play, was first published in 1929, and is still thrilling audiences 90 years later. Alfred Hitchcock released a film adaptation in 1948, which was notable for its extensive use of 'long takes'. Other works by Hamilton include Gas Light, and Hangover Square.
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