The Rat Trap archiveWritten when Coward was only 19, The Rat Trap is the story of the marriage of a novelist and a playwright - Sheila and Keld. The play explores how professional jealousy threatens to destroy their relationship forever. Can a 'normal marriage' comprise two creative spirits, or will one have to bend to 'dull domesticity' - and will it inevitably be the woman who abandons her work? We follow Sheila's struggle to reconcile marriage and career, and Keld's attempt to balance popular success with the pressures of monogamy. Full of Coward's usual wit and merciless banter, I>The Rat Trap is a moving - and startlingly resonant - exploration of the timeless struggles of marriage. Running time approx. 2 hours with one interval


Heather Chasen, Olivia Darnley, Gregory Finnegan, Catherine Hamilton, Federay Holmes, Steven O'Neill, Kathryn Sumner


Director: Tim Luscombe
Design: Chrystine Bennett
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The Rat Trap

The Rat Trap (Play) production archive for QTIX code T409574195. Details of all The Rat Trap archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1470196026

Archive Listings

28 Nov 06
23 Dec 06
Inner London
Greater London

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