From the pen of one of the world’s greatest thriller writers, Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine), comes a tale of kidnap and murder (eventually!).
When Joe was saved from the path of a London tube, it wasn’t without consequence – his rescuer Sandor told him “your life belongs to me”. Telling the ‘story’ of a kidnapped princess in Italy – it was clear history was to repeat itself as Sandor moves to the Suffolk countryside where scared Nina lived with her third rich husband. Taking advantage of Joe’sinability to stand up for himself, Joe became Sandor’s Gallowglass – servant of a chief.
Without knowledge of the story or production company I sat with anticipation as the story unfolded, but unfortunately I that anticipationsoon left and this production felt more like a mediocre soap episode than a kidnap thriller...

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Theatre Royal Norwich

February 2018