a thriller by Francis Durbridge
22 March – 08 May 2010
daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

62 minutes
20 minutes
60 minutes


This classic thriller by Francis Durbridge, the master of suspense and famous for his Paul Temple series, weaves its intricate path through a story of love and greed to its ultimate end, death.

When Glenn Howard decides to get rid of his wealthy wife, firstly to enjoy her money, secondly to avoid spending the rest of his life in Bermuda, and thirdly to free himself for another woman, he works out a complicated but seemingly foolproof plan. Not only will this plan provide him with an alibi but also cast suspicion on his wife’s former lover, the writer Sam Blaine. Everything appears to be going according to plan, but Glenn has not counted on an opponent like the astute Superintendent Remick… Durbridge at his best!

Cast & Creative Team

Cast in order of appearance:

Loveday Smith
Penelope Tasker
Rachael Henley
Stephen Casey
Jody Elen Machin
Greg Wagland
Frank Ellis
Clive Moore

Paul Tomlinson
Jacqueline Gunn

no photographs or recording a llowed in the theatre
without prior permission from the management.

First produced at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, by Bill Freedman, on the 8th June 1971, and subsequently at the Fortune Theatre, London, on 30th September 1971.

This production has been licensed by arrangement with
The Agency (London) Ltd, 24 Pottery Lane, London W11 4LZ
Published by Samuel French.

First published © 1973 by Serial Productions Ltd.