Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - Cecily and Mavis’s flat in Bayswater and a cottage, in early March.
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Cecily Harrington's fiance is traveling in the Sudan, when she wins a big prize in a sweepstake and decides to postpone the wedding to spend a portion of the money on a European trip. During her travels, she meets Bruce Lovell, who sweeps the romance-craving Cecily off her feet, marries her, and takes her to his out-of-the-way cottage in the country. However, Lovell is not the charming gentleman he appears to be. Instead, he is a homicidal maniac of the most eerie, repulsive type, and is resolved to murder his new wife, just as he has murdered several other women before her. When a series of circumstances leads Cecily to realize the ghastly fact, she finds herself caught like a rat in a trap, unsure of how she will escape.
"There's a familiarity to the story, and the tone is set with period costumes...and stage design...and enhanced by the light British dialect and stock characters." - Tina Farmer
Produced at the New Theatre, St. Martin’s Lane, London, W.C.2, on March 31st, 1936.