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Rope - Jack Studio Theatre


Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

OutFox Productions is presenting Patrick Hamilton’s Rope at the Jack Studio Theatre – from April 11 (previews from April 9) to April 27, 2013.

At six forty-five precisely, Ronald Kentley was done to death by Wyndham Brandon and Charles Granillo. How better to toast their triumph than to host a dinner party for the dead boy’s family and friends?

But with a silent phone-call, a tell-tale ticket stub and a gathering storm, will the boys hold their nerve? Or will the contents of the padlocked chest be uncovered?

With the draw of the coolly intellectual antiheroes undeniable, Rope has been thrilling audiences since 1929. After seeing the play on stage, master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, indulged in his own adaptation to make his first colour film.

Rope is OutFox Productions third production, following Spring Awakening and Carbon Dating. Formed late in 2011, it is the new Associate Company of the Award Winning Jack Studio Theatre (Most Welcoming Theatre South-East, Off West End Theatre Awards 2013).

Tickets: £13, £10 concessions – available from the box office on 0844 847 2454 or online at

Time: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.45pm.

NB: The production contains depictions of smoking and descriptions of violence and is therefore suitable for ages 12+.

Moira Buffini’s Silence, a provocative comedy set in late Dark Ages England, continues at the Jack Studio Theatre until March 23, 2013.