Classic thriller promises edge-of-the-seat tension

Ray Haresign, Jacky Sylveste, Keith Fraser, Alice Adams, Sarah Dawe and Dave Toman
Ray Haresign, Jacky Sylveste, Keith Fraser, Alice Adams, Sarah Dawe and Dave Toman

A thriller that reveals the killer early in the plot sounds quite unusual, but there is plenty to keep audiences on the edge of their seats in Suddenly at Home by Francis Durbridge.

Often seen in professional theatre, this is quite a different play from the productions usually presented by Brackley Players.

But director Stuart Dawe said: “This is a classic thriller rather than a whodunnit. You see whodunnit early on in the play and then you are treated to a story to see if he/she gets away with it.”

The play is set around Glenn, a machine tool salesman who loves his job and is happy with his lot, unlike his wife Maggie who wishes to up sticks for the sun and sea of Bermuda and a lifestyle not at all to Glenn’s liking.

It is performed at Southfield School in Brackley from Thursday, June 2, to Saturday, June 4. Tickets cost £8, concessions £6 and are available now from Davies and Partners in Market Square, Brackley, alternatively patrons can call 01280 701501.