Cast announced for Deathtrap at The Playhouse Theatre, Northampton

The cast has been announced for The Playhouse Theatre’s next production – Deathtrap by Ira Levin, which opens on Tuesday 19 February 2019

A hugely popular stage and screen success, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skilful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients – gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Unknown dramatist Clifford Anderson has sent his new thriller to award-winning Broadway author Sidney for comment – or has he – Without a success to his credit for some years, Sidney plots with his reluctant wife Myra about how best to plagiarise ‘Deathtrap’ and when Clifford turns up to discuss the play with the ‘Master’ events take a sinister turn.

In this amateur production, presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books Ltd, Sidney will be played by Michael Street (Duets (White Cobra Productions), The Rover, It’s A Wonderful Life (Masque)), Myra will be played by Mary O’Brien (Brief Encounter, Love Song (Playhouse Theatre)), Clifford will be played by Siôn Grace (Love in a Mist, Jekyll & Hyde (Playhouse Theatre)), Helga ten Dorp will be played by Fiona Lee (Sextet, The Sunshine Boys (Playhouse Theatre)), Porter will be played by Graham Lee (Ying Tong, Season’s Greetings, Neville’s Island (Playhouse Theatre)).

Kevin Evans and Rebecca Mackenzie, both recently seen in The Playhouse’s Rules for Living, are to direct.

Deathtrap runs at The Playhouse Theatre, Clare St, Northampton from Tues 19 to Sat 23 Feb 2019. Tickets cost £9 and £8 for concessions. Tickets may be booked by telephoning the box office on 01604 627791 (answerphone) or by emailing All details are on the theatre’s website at