The play is set on the first floor of a house in Mayfair, London in 1929. The story, thought to be based loosely on the Leopold and Loeb murder case in 1924, concerns two young university students, Wyndham Brandon and Charles Granillo (whom Brandon calls "Granno"), who have murdered fellow student Ronald Kentley as an expression of their supposed intellectual superiority.
At the beginning of the play, they hide Kentley's body in a chest. They proceed to host a party for his friends and family at which the locked chest containing his corpse is used to serve a buffet. Suspicion arises among the guests as to the content of the chest. After the party, one guest, a former professor of the murderers, returns and contrives to open the chest. He is shocked and ashamed that they have acted in response to his own declarations of amorality. The play ends with this quandary unresolved.
Performance Dates 2018:
Saturdays 12 - 26 May, 2 pm and 7.30 pm
CAST & CREW
Joel Baltaks | Wyndham Brandon
Maxwelle-Jane Dwyer | Charles Granillo
Martin Crew | Rupert Cadell
Heloise Tolar | Sabot
Aiden Chamberlin | Kenneth Raglan
Holky Bramble | Leila Arden
Nathan Zamprogno | Sir Johnstone Kentley
Anne Duff | Mrs Debenham
Kylie Lowe | DIRECTOR