Nov 12, Anthony Shaffer, the British playwright whose jokey but chilling thriller ”Sleuth” ran for more than 2, performances in London’s West End and. Anthony Shaffer, the playwright who won a Tony Award for his delicious theatrical thriller, Sleuth, died of a heart attack in London Nov. 6. Oct 2, Anthony Shaffer’s meta-thriller is not so much an “ultimate game of cat-and- mouse” as an old mog prodding at its toy before settling down for a.

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Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer

Live Give a Sneak Peek of the Show. How I would love to get under the skins of each character and see them played out. It comes to the same thing.

The play is set in the Wiltshire manor house of Andrew Wyke, an immensely successful mystery writer. This most wonderful antjony, which I have read several times and seen performed live twice by two different acting companies, was faithfully and joyously translated speuth the screen instarring Sir Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine. I thought it would be a “slog” at best.


Oct 07, Michael Spendelow rated it really liked it. Bill Kershner rated it really liked it Aug 17, Apr 01, Tristan Wolf rated it it was amazing Shelves: As intricate as a finely constructed puzzle, Anthony Shaffer’s mystery-thriller-play may be the best of its kind. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Shaffer took ill, according to Toronto playwright Thierry Nihill, who was co-adapting the piece with Mr. Aug 03, Susan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Robyn rated it really liked it Jul 09, I imagine the movie in my mind while I read.

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And I haven’t been able to get my hands on the remake with Caine and Law so far but I’m going to find it because the screenplay was written by none other than Pinter, and we all know how much I love him. The most famous adaptation is the film with Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine. I want to watch the movie. But is everything as it seems? Wyke’s home reflects his obsession with the inventions and deceptions of fiction and his fascination with games and game-playing.


Wonderful “whodunnit” with amazing word play, fun characters and an even better ending. Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer. Shaffer split his time between a London studio and a farm near Cairns, Queensland, shared with his Australian actress-wife, Diane Cilento. With his brother, he also wrote mystery novels.

Sleuth review – few thrills to be had in Shaffer’s outdated mystery

Shaffer was working on a stage sleufh of his screenplay, “The Wicker Man,” about the disappearance of a child on a Scottish island and the discovery of a modern pagan society there. He also wrote for television. Books by Anthony Shaffer. Sleuth is a play written by Anthony Shaffer.

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