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Who Saw Him Die?

Who Saw Him Die?
Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Tudor Gates
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 58
Pub. Date: 1975
ISBN-10: 0573015686
ISBN-13: 9780573015687
Cast Size: 1 woman, 3 men

About the Play:

Who Saw Him Die? is a full-length drama by Tudor Gates. An obsessive, psychopathic Scotland Yard detective and a likeable but murderous master criminal square off in this fast-moving psychological thriller with a shocking twist.

Who Saw Him Die? sees former Police Superintendent Pratt driven by desire to track down John Rawlings, the criminal who has eluded him for years. When Pratt, who has still not traced the proceeds of Rawlings last and most audacious crime, is summoned to Dr. Adcock's surgery and presented with what appears to be Rawlings' body, he is totally defeated, his purpose in life is gone. Things are not what they seem and as a result of an intricate and cunning criminal plot, Pratt finds himself engaged in a ruthless duel of wits and bluff that leads to a grim and tense climax.

Who Saw Him Die? toured Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1974 before it enjoyed a lengthy run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End of London. The play enjoyed widespread acceptance in Australia, France, Germany, South Africa and New Zealand, and has become a popular choice for school and community theatre productions.

Cast: 1 woman, 3 men

What people say:

"An entertaining thriller with a twist to make the audience gasp out loud." — Daily Mirror (London)

"It is excellently constructed, truly scary, and comic enough to provide welcome relief." — El Paso Herald-Post

About the Playwright:

Tudor Gates (1930-2007) was a prolific English writer for both stage and screen. He wrote over a hundred teleplays and episodes (including The Sweeney, The Saint, and The Avengers), wrote, co-wrote or worked on the screenplays for sixteen feature films that enjoyed a huge box office success and earned him a certain cult status in the genre of horror movies (including Barbarella), and ten stage plays that enjoyed lengthy West End runs (including Who Saw Him Die?). He also had close links with the world of amateur theatre. He was president of his local group in Kent for whom he wrote and directed a production that won the British Drama League Award as the Best One-Act Play.

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