The Patient, known as Mrs. Wingfield, has been horribly injured in a fall from her balcony. Unable to communicate, it could have been an accident, attempted suicide or worse still a cold-blooded killer bent on murder. As relatives gather round her hospital bed the tension builds as an ingenious device helps Mrs. Wingfield convey a message that could solve the mystery.
REVIEWS“An excellent mystery thriller with an unbeatable final line.” - Charles Osborne, Theatre critic, writer and literature director of the Arts Councilof Great Britain
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 40 minutes
- Setting: A private room in a nursing home.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
The Patient 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.