Anthony Shaffer
Sleuth
psychological thriller
the performance is in Estonian

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Andrew Wyke Andres Roosileht
Milo Tindle Meelis Kubo
Inspektor Toby Elmo Kibuse

author Anthony Shaffer
translation Malle Klaassen
director and sound design Vahur Keller
set and costume design Britt Urbla Keller
light engineer Rene Topolev
mask design Sandra Lange
make-up artist Evelin Sulg

graphic design Britt Urbla Keller
production management Jane Oksa
sales and marketing Annika Land–Reisser
costume production Jaanika Simmer

Performance duration 2 hours 30 minutes with one intermission
Premiere July 9th, 2020 at Kellertheatre.

The production has been supported by Eesti Kultuurkapital

A foggy autumn evening in an old English manor house. A famous mystery writer invites his spouse’s young lover to visit. The host, who is fascinated with playing games, and loves exaggerated theatricality, convinces the guest to stage a robbery. The lover is made unwittingly to steal the writer’s wife’s jewelry. This sets off a chain of events that lead to unpredictable consequences.

The production is based on the play, “Sleuth,” by the English writer Anthony Shaffer. Two feature films have been made based on this play. Joseph L. Mankiewicz directed Sleuth (1972) with British theater and movie star Laurence Olivier as the lead and featuring Michael Caine as the young lover. In 2007, Kenneth Branagh’s version of the twisted duo starred Michael Caine (cast as the writer) and the handsome Jude Law.

Vahur and Britt Urbla Keller, who have made a number of exciting productions, are presenting this genius play at KellerTheatre.

NB! loud sounds and theatrical smoke is used in this production.

photos: fabulous Siim Vahur