By Ariel Dorfman

Directed by George Yates.

Ewhurst Village Hall Surrey

November Weds 15th to Saturday 18th 2017.


Following on from their last sell out production of Quartet, Ewhurst Players will be presenting something quite different, the gritty and claustrophobic, cat and mouse thriller Death and the Maiden written by the Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman.

The action of the play takes place in the aftermath of a brutal horrific regime in an unnamed Latin American country and centres around Paulina Salas a former political prisoner who was brutally sexually assaulted and raped by her captors, led by a sadistic Doctor whose face she didn’t see but heard his voice. During the act of rape the Doctor played a recording of Shubert’s Death and The Maiden, hence the title of the play.

Years later, and now married to Gerardo Escobar, bizarre and sinister circumstances lead to a meeting between Paulina and a stranger Dr Roberto Miranda. Paulina believes she recognises the voice; is this the sadistic Dr who was responsible for her rape?

The play unfolds with moments of high tension, suspense and drama as Paulina is determined to seek her revenge.

Director George Yates and his talented cast of Izzy Maclean, Ben Aveyard and Simon Fraser promise an evening of thrilling and thought provoking theatre.

Please be advised that this play contains strong language.

Tickets are available from Price. £8. Doors open at 7pm and the play commences at 7.45pm. There is a Bar.

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