Dead of Night
Date: Tuesday 11 – Friday 14 September 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Produced by: Rotherham Rep
Price: Full £9, Concessions £8
Season bookers – All 4 plays = £30, 3 for plays = £24
Jack, an antiques dealer, shoots and kills a burglar. He is tried for manslaughter. However, he is acquitted and on his return home regales his girlfriend Maggie and their neighbours with a disparaging account of the trial.
According to the evidence (most of it Jack’s), the victim, Philip Mercer, had broken in late at night, and, on being confronted by Jack, produced a gun that Jack got hold of during the ensuing struggle and then used to kill Mercer.
A clear case of self-defence, or was it something a little more sinister?