The Creeper to close 18 March 2006

The Creeper to close 18 March 2006

The Creeper, by Pauline Macaulay, is to close a month early on 18 March 2006 at the Playhouse Theatre. (The play was booking to 22 April 2006)

Starring Ian Richardson, The Creeper opened to poor notices from the popular press on 9 Feb 2006, following previews from 7 Feb 2006: MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Macaulay also seems uncertain in the end as to what kind of play she is writing." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Not quite a comedy of manners, not quite a thriller, not quite anything...The play lacks depth. The performance doesn’t." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Even as a period curiosity or a camp collector's item, Pauline Macaulay's mid-Sixties "psychological thriller" fails to pass muster."

It is directed by Bill Bryden, designed by Hayden Griffin, lighting by Mick Hughes.

Tells the story of a young opportunist who wheedles his way into the home of a wealthy eccentric and proceeds to exert his power, while concealing a shady past.

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