Time Period - Present Day, 1960s
Settings Of Play -
The Torrances' flat in Hampstead.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Adulterous lovers, Sandra and David are called to the Torrances’ flat for evening drinks. However no one is home. What first appears to be a simple mix up of dates turns to something far more sinister when the pair are locked in and, all at once, framed for murder.
Part of the triple bill Rule of Three, which also features Afternoon at the Seaside and The Patient.
“Miss Christie brings to the horror piece The Rats,
a highly ingenious plot.” - The Stage
The Rats was first presented as part of Rule of Three which toured the United Kingdom in 1961 and subsequently opened at the Duchess Theatre in the West End in 1962.