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Business of Murder

Business of Murder
Written by Richard Harris
Directed by Roger Butler
18 – 23 October 1993

A critical and popular success in London, this psychological thriller about revenge centers on the interlocking triangular relationship between Dee, a successful television playwright, Hallet, a detective superintendent, and Stone, a humorless, prissy man. Dee arrives at Stone’s flat, having accepted an invitation to discuss a script by Stone’s wife. She is rather surprised when Hallett, with whom she is having an affair, also arrives, apparently to investigate a matter concerning Stone’s son and his involvement with a drug ring. But where are wife and son? After many twists and turns, Stone’s intentions become clear as he slowly reveals the precise nature of the trio’s relationship. All three are very much concerned with the business of murder and the play culminates in another perpetration of the crime.


David Stone – David Hampton
Helen Stone – Lisa Parrot
Clive Stone – John Dory
John Hallet – Maurice Tripp
Janet Harris – Tracy Surgeon
Dee Redmond – Jacqueline Medhurst


Stage Manager – Michael Angell
Set Design – Michael Angell
Built by – Bob Gritton, Michael Angell and Friends
Props – Pam Horner, Linda Jeffries
Lighting – Margaret Williams, Peter Price
Sound – Mike Auvray
Costumes – Carol Bramall
Assistant Stage Manager – Carol Butler