Mindgame

by  Anthony Horowitz

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

"A truly gripping thriller [that] keeps you guessing and marveling from its deceptively normal opening to its fearful climax." - The Stage

"Probes the terror of madness...while exhibiting roguish love of the macabre." - London E…

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    2m, 1f
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    Mystery/Thriller

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A prominent author of novels and "true crime"stories enters a secluded mental institution to interview a serial killer who has been confined there for thirty years. The superintendent of the institution does not want the interview to take place and is hostile. In an effort to make the writer to understand what it means to be insane, he restrains him in a straight jacket. Then he pulls out a scalpel; he is the serial killer. The inmates have taken over the asylum and killed all of the staff except for "Nurse Plimpton". Actually a doctor, she tries to intervene and is gruesomely dispatched or so the audience thinks. Mindgame was a riveting hit in London's West End and later Off-Broadway starring Keith Carradine directed by Ken Russell
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"A truly gripping thriller [that] keeps you guessing and marveling from its deceptively normal opening to its fearful climax." - The Stage

"Probes the terror of madness...while exhibiting roguish love of the macabre." - London Evening Standard

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Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – and is unique for working across so many media. Anthony is a born polymath; juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism. Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, whi ...

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