Henley Players Present
Dangerous Corner by JB Priestley
J. B. Priestley was one of the outstanding English authors of the 1930’s. His Time Plays brought him world fame. He was the first one who used time tricks and flashback in his works, which made the break in the means of development of the character as they appear in a new light before our eyes.
This is a well-crafted story, a thriller of truth, secrets and lies, where one loose word leads to an explosive combination of suspicions and emotions. The examination and exposure of the complex human relationships of the dinner party guests is the key, each new revelation taking us to new and more sinister possibilities until we reach an unexpected and gripping climax, a classic thriller.
Initially all seems well at the Caplans’ independent publishing house until a can of worms is unceremoniously ripped open at their dinner party. A chance remark plunges the guests into a re-examination of the mysterious events surrounding the recent death of young Martin Caplan and skeletons come crashing out of the closet in more ways than one. Life will never be the same again… or will it?
The main character of the play is Robert. JB. Priestley has a dual attitude towards his main character. On the one hand he distinguishes Robert, as an honest man among the liars. Robert was the only one who insisted upon telling the truth: “Serious or not. I’m all for it coming out. It’s healthy.” But on the other hand, Robert was the only one who lived in “a fool’s paradise”, in the illusions where he tried to hide from the truth of life
This is an Amateur Performance. Suitable for 12 +
Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 October – Adults £13, Senior, Student, Child, Friend, Keeper £12
Friday 18 October – All tickets £15
Saturday 19 October Matinee – All Tickets £13
Saturday 19 October Evening – All Tickets £15
(All tickets include £1 theatre restoration levy)
Running time: TBC (includes a 20 minute interval)