THEATRE Clwyd based in Mold, Flintshire, is delighted to announce the cast for their upcoming production.

Inspired by a real crime, 'Rope' is a dark comic drama about murder, power and superiority by Patrick Hamilton.

Set in 1929, two young men have murdered a fellow student and stashed the body in a large chest. Will they get away with it?

They host a party for the victim's oblivious family, but the light-hearted chit-chat turns to verbal sparring that threatens to unlock the secret stashed in the centre of the room.

Directed by Theatr Clwyd's Associate Director Francesca Goodridge, she said: "When I first read Rope, I found myself asking how this story of ruling-class arrogance and male impunity was written in the 1920s, when it speaks so clearly to the 2020s.

"Written a century before today's obsession with true crime podcasts, Rope remains a heart-stopping thriller - with no let-up for episode breaks.

"The play takes audiences on a wild night of suspense and surprise, with a relentless focus on one space, one crime, and a brazen cover-up by men drunk on their own supposed superiority."


Rope will be performed at Theatr Mix, Theatr Clwyd from 29 June – 20 July.

Accessible performances will take place on the following dates: BSL 6 July, audio described and touch tours 12 July and captioned performance 18 July.

The cast for this exciting production includes: Jack Hammett (The Great Gatsby, Theatr Clwyd) as Wyndham Brandon, Chirag Benedict Lobo (Life of Pi Wyndham’s Theatre, West End),) as Granillo, Tim Pritchett (Missing Julie, Theatr Clwyd) as Rupert Cadell, Emily Burnett (Princess & The Hustler, Bristol Old Vic) as Leila, Emily Pithon (Noises Off, Theatr Clwyd) as Mrs Debenham, Rhys Warrington (The Mousetrap, St. Martins Theatre / West End) as Kenneth Raglan, Felipe Pacheco (Metamorphosis, Frantic Assembly National Tour) as Sabot and Keiron Self (My Family, BBC) as Sir Johnstone Kentley.