By Edgar Wallace, adapted by Antony Lampard
Directed by Roy Marsden
Company: The Classic Thriller Company
Venue: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Date: Thursday 8th February 2018
Perhaps I’m being a bit kind to this production, but I often find I lower my expectations for these old-fashioned plays: as long as the cast turn in a decent set of performances, the staging is suitably brisk and the set and costumes don’t let the cast down, then I’m prepared to enjoy myself. And that’s how it turned out tonight. The story managed a surprise or two, there were some good laughs, and the cast made the most of their fairly thin characters to provide us with an entertaining evening.