Studio Theatre, Ashley Road Salisbury

Tickets: Salisbury Information Centre, Fish Row, Salisbury Phone: 01722 342860 or from

Rope – March 2009

Written by: Patrick Hamilton
Directed by: Graham Thomas
Dates: Mar 3rd – 7th 2009

Brandon wants excitement and little cares how he gets it. He persuades his weak-minded friend, Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate.

The two invite a few acquaintances, including the dead man’s father, round to a party.

The horror and tension are worked up gradually; thunder growls outside, the guests leave, and we see the reactions of the two murderers, watched closely by the suspecting Rupert Cadell.

Will Rupert Cadell learn the truth, and will Brandon and Granillo break down under the strain and confess their guilt?

You will have to wait until the final curtain descends on this classic of the thriller genre to learn the truth.

Rope, first produced and published in 1929, was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1948 and remains to this day one of the classics of the thriller genre.

Cast List     
Wyndham Brandon     Stewart Taylor
Charles Granillo    Nich Angell
Sabot    Jennifer Ridle
Kenneth Raglan    Ethan Fiskney-Adams
Leila Arden    Gina Sneesby
Sir Johnstone Kentley    Peter Mitchell
Mrs Debenham    Lesley Burton
Rupert Cadell    Richard Clarke