Sleuth

by  Anthony Shaffer

Full Length Play  /  5m

Winner! Tony® and Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Play

"Ingenious skulduggery replete with skillful suspense and inventive tricks." - The New York Post
"Clever, intricate...It is good, neat, clean and bloody fun, and I most co…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Tony, From Broadway

Additional Info

The ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke's love of the game but also his wife, has come to lay claim. Revenge is devised and murders plotted as the two plan the ultimate whodunnit.
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Accolades

  • Winner! Tony® and Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Play

Reviews

"Ingenious skulduggery replete with skillful suspense and inventive tricks." - The New York Post

"Clever, intricate...It is good, neat, clean and bloody fun, and I most cordially recommend it." - The New York Times

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1970s
  • Setting: Andrew Wyke's country home in Wiltshire. A summer evening.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
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Casting

5m
ANDREW WYKE
MILO TINDLE
INSPECTOR DOPPLER
DETECTIVE SERGEANT TARRANT
POLICE CONSTABLE HIGGS
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Authors

Anthony Shaffer

Anthony Shaffer

Sleuth was first presented at The Music Box in New York City on November 12, 1970. It was directed by Clifford Williams.

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