Double Indemnity

30 May — 2 July 2016

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One of the greatest crime novels of our times is given a brilliant stage adaptation by Tom Holloway with direction by Sam Strong.

Insurance agent Walter Huff has nosed around the business long enough to smell a scam, so when he meets Phyllis Nirdlinger to talk about her husband’s insurance coverage he gets a perfumed whiff of trouble. But she has a persuasive way of putting things. Can’t a wife fix a little security for herself? After all, a beloved husband can suffer a fatal accident just as easily as an honest guy can fall hard for a dame who’s no good.

The LA sunshine throws plenty of dark shadows in James M Cain’s sensational thriller novels of the thirties and forties, of which this steamy tale of murder and desire is the undoubted masterpiece.

Cain’s novel was famously adapted for the screen, and Tom Holloway’s smart-mouthed stage adaptation now breathes new life into one of the greatest crime narratives of our times. With Sam Strong (The Speechmaker) providing the hard boiled direction, and a stellar cast including Leon Ford (Private Lives), Claire van der Boom (Sisters of War), Jessica Tovey (Wonderland), and Lachlan Woods (North by Northwest), Double Indemnity promises audiences at least twice the ordinary payout in passion and intrigue.

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Sam Strong

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Lachlan Woods

Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey

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Esther Hayes

The Sisters Hayes

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Paul Jackson

Kelly Ryall

Kelly Ryall

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Leith McPherson

Richard Piper

Richard Piper

Peter Kowitz

Peter Kowitz

Jessica Tovey

Jessica Tovey

Artwork for Leon Ford

Leon Ford

Walter Huff

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Edwina Samuels

Nettie/Janey/Usher

Claire van der Boom

Claire van der Boom

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Stephen Nicolazzo

Assistant Director