by Anthony Shaffer
The ultimate game of cat and mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke.
Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares Wyke’s love for games, declares his intention to run off with Wyke’s wife.
The two men devise an elaborate revenge/power game; through their style and cunning, the stakes continue to rise, leading to the play’s inexorable, heart-stopping finish.
Sleuth premiered on Broadway at The Music Box Theatre on November 12, 1970. Directed by Clifford William, the production featured Keith Baxter and Anthony Quayle. The 1972 film adaptation, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, earned four Academy Award nominations. In 2007, a second film adaptation, directed by Kenneth Branagh, starred Michael Caine and Jude Law, with Caine taking on the role previously played by Olivier.
GMDF best actor Russell Learmont
GMDF award stage design and decor
Cast & Crew