Current Production



by Anthony Shaffer

directed by Derek Hollweg

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Making its first appearance on the London stage in February 1970, Sleuth saw instant success. Moving to Broadway the following November, it won equal praise, even winning a Tony Award in 1971.  It was made into a movie in 1972 starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine who then swapped roles in Kenneth Branagh’s 2007 remake, working opposite Jude Law with a script by Harold Pinter.

Part of the success of Sleuth comes from Shaffer’s misappropriation of the mechanics of the classic murder mystery. Working on the idea of a whodunit, Shaffer instead created the first of its kind: a whodunwhat.

Sleuth has twists and turns which are both breathtakingly audacious and fiendishly cunning; a perfect mix of suspense and excitement and a brilliant parody of the Agatha Christie country-house thriller.

The play is set in the Wiltshire manor house of Andrew Wyke, an immensely successful mystery writer. He lures his wife’s lover, Milo Tindle, to his home and convinces him to stage a robbery of her jewellery, a proposal that sets off a chain of events that blurs the lines between deception and reality.

After all….“It’s only a bloody game!”



Matt Penfold as Andrew Wyke
James Klech as Milo Tindle



Tuesday 11th July – Saturday 15th July 2017 at 7.30pm

Matinees on Wednesday 12th and Saturday 15th July 2017 at 2:30pm

Evenings £15; Conc. £13; Friends £12; Matinees £10
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Audition Notice

Play Reading and Audition Notice


The Crucible


Tuesday 17th October to Saturday 21st October 2017 at 7.30pm
(Matinee performances on Wed 18, & Sat 21st October at 2.30pm)

Sunday 25 June

3pm – 5.30 pm
Venue:St Pauls Parish Office, 23 Rusthall High St, Tunbridge Wells TN4 8RE

1 – Thursday 29 June

7.45 – 10.15 pm
Venue: Broadmead Church, Broadmead, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5RF

2 – Sunday 2 July

3 – 6 pm
Venue: Masonic Hall, St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9UY
(N.B. this venue may have to change – please check here beforehand in case the venue has changed)

Monday 3 July

7.45 pm
Venue:  St Dunstan’s Church Hall, Vale Road, Southborough TN4 0QH

Everyone welcome – but do please let Helen Thorpe know if you are interested in auditioning, which audition date you can come to, and equally if you can’t make any of these dates but would still like to be considered.  So, please contact Helen via email to let her know:

Please note that Character and Audition details will be available at the Read Through, or on request to Helen.

This is a big cast production, so plenty of opportunities for everyone – it’ll be GREAT!


Monday 10th July – Sunday 6th August
Then Thursday 31st August till show week