Write Me a Murder
Write Me A Murder is a mystery play in three acts by Frederick Knott, which premiered on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre on October 26, 1961, presented by the Compass Productions, Inc., directed by George Schaefer, stage design by Warren Clymer, costume design by Noel Taylor. It totally ran for 196 performances, closing on April 14, 1962 at the Belasco Theatre.
|Write Me a Murder|
|Written by||Frederick Knott|
|Date premiered||26 October 1961|
|Place premiered||Broadway at the Belasco Theatre, New York City.|
The play tells the story of the brothers Clive and David Rodingham, who inherit the family fortune upon the death of their father. They then meet business man Charles and his wife Julie, a would-be thriller writer. Charles is anxious to work with the brothers on property deals, and so encourages David, who is also a writer, to co-author a murder story with Julie. It isn’t long before the two concoct the perfect crime, which is soon twisted into a reality…
Write Me A Murder opened at the Belasco Theater on October 24, 1961, and ran for 196 performances.
Australian TV Adaptation
|"Write Me a Murder"|
|Wednesday Theatre episode|
|Episode no.||Season 1|
|Directed by||Henri Safran|
|Original air date||8 December 1965|
|Running time||60 mins|
- Rhod Walker as Clive Rodingham
- Alan Edwards as David Rodingham
- John Gray as Charles Sturrock
- Judith Fisher as Julie Sturrock
- Gwen Plumb as Elizabeth Wooley
- Bob Haddow as Constable Hackett
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- Director the Institute for the Arts and Humanities Stanley Weintraub; Stanley Weintraub (1998). Shaw and Other Matters: A Festschrift for Stanley Weintraub on the Occasion of His Forty-second Anniversary at the Pennsylvania State University. Susquehanna University Press. ISBN 978-1-57591-008-6.
- Daniel Blum's Theatre World. Crown Publishers. 1961.
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- "What to stay home for..." The Canberra Times. 6 December 1965. p. 17. Retrieved 23 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
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