A BRAND new production of Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap will arrive at The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham on October 17 as part of a 12-week national tour for the first time in 20 years.

The production will star Paul Bradley (Holby City and EastEnders) in the role of Sidney Bruhl and BAFTA nominee Jessie Wallace (EastEnders and Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be) as Myra Bruhl.

Written by the award-winning playwright and author Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives and Critics Choice), Deathtrap is directed by the newly appointed Artistic Director Designate of Nottingham Playhouse Adam Penford.

Deathtrap is a truly satisfying spine-chiller that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat and promises an ingenious maze of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Sidney Bruhl (Bradley), a once- successful writer of stage thrillers, is in the grip of chronic writer’s block. Out of the blue, young playwright Clifford Anderson sends Bruhl one of the only two copies of his brilliant new whodunit, Deathtrap.

Desperate to set Broadway alight once more, Sidney spies his chance to invite Clifford to his remote country home - and to bring the only other copy of Deathtrap with him.

If Bruhl can kill the newcomer and pass the play off as his own, he could once again be the toast of Broadway.

Deathtrap is a masterpiece of seat-gripping suspenseful writing, and continues to hold the record as the longest running thriller in Broadway history.

It is produced by Mark Puddle in association with Paul Tyrer and Jamie Clark for TBO Productions.

Deathtrap is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

  •  Deathtrap is at the Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, on October 17-21. Box Office 01242 572573 and everymantheatre.org.uk