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1995, the Swiss Alps. Patricia Highsmith, the queen of the thriller, now ageing and ailing, hides away in her study, surrounded by her collection of books and antique weaponry, finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes. Vitriolic, bigoted and alcoholic, her eccentricities are the stuff of legend. A polished young man turns up, sent by her New York publisher to persuade the great writer to pen one final instalment of her best-selling series featuring the master manipulator, Tom Ripley. But as day breaks over the mountains, it becomes clear that the charming stranger is set on a far more sinister mission.

Filled with razor-sharp dialogue, this chilling and sometimes hilarious two-hander unfolds into a gripping psychological thriller.

Phyllis Logan, who played housekeeper Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey, was acclaimed for her extraordinary performance as Patricia Highsmith at Switzerland’s premiere at the Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio earlier this year.

'Phyllis Logan ... completely wonderful. A real stab of class. Lucy Bailey's razor-sharp direction'  ★★★★ Mail on Sunday 

'Very well acted. Calum Finlay impeccable. A teasing metaphysical thriller'  ★★★★ Guardian 

★★★★ Sunday Times ★★★★ Whatsonstage

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No exchanges or refunds after booking. 

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Venue Info



10th November 2018 - 5th Jan 2019

Where Do I Go

Ambassadors Theatre

West St, London WC2H 9ND

How to get there;

Leicester Square Underground is the closest tube station. 

Charing Cross is the closest mainline station.

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Latest customer reviews

  • Switzerland

    8 January 2019

    Throughly enjoyed it Thought provoking Much discussion between us afterward

    Mag Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • switzerland

    4 January 2019

    very good, excellent acting by the pair. superb effects. Love plays with no interval, and sliding scene changes.

    ruth goodsell Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Really good show

    4 January 2019

    I picked this show to watch as I only had a limited time, and as it's only about one and a half hours long, it was ideal to fit into the "gap". I enjoyed it, although I didn't realise the language is a bit "choice"!

    Sue McAleese Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Fabulous performance

    23 December 2018

    Thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful production, entertaining, laugh out loud moments, excellent script and wonderful chemistry between the 2 stars. Fabulous.

    BevKan Confirmed ticket purchaser