A classic suspense drama made famous by director Alfred Hitchcock comes to Rugby Theatre starting Saturday.
Rope sees Wyndham Brandon persuade his weak minded friend, Charles Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate, a perfectly harmless man named Ronald Kentley.
They place the body in a wooden chest, and to add spice to their handiwork, invite a few acquaintances, including the dead youth’s father, to a party, the chest with its gruesome contents serving as a supper table.
The horror and tension are worked up gradually; thunder grows outside, the guests leave, and we see the reactions of the two murderers, watched closely by the suspecting lame poet, Rupert Cadell.
The play runs until Saturday February 14 and starts at 7.30pm each night except for Sunday when there is no performance.
For tickets call 01788 541234 or visit www. rugbytheatre.co.uk.