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Sleuth (1989)

Written by Anthony Shaffer
Directed by Keith Jarman
27 November – 2 December 1989

Performed as part of the Playhouse’s 40th Anniversary celebrations.

The ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke’s love of the game but also his wife, has come to lay claim. Revenge is devised and murders plotted as the two plan the ultimate whodunnit.


Andrew Wyke – John Summers
Milo Tindle – Tony Bate
Inspector Doppler – Mark Guthrie
Det. Sgt. Tarrant – Mike Spurling
P.C. Higgs – John Pougher


Stage Manager – Maurice Tripp
Assistant Stage Manager – Pauline Fielder
Set Design – Maurice Tripp
Lighting – C. D’Oyly-Watkins
Properties – Hilary Medhurst, Mollie and Bill Watts
Sound – Tom Bramall
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer
Set Construction – Bill Brookes, Ted Hughes, Peter Richardson and Ray Watts