A desolate ex-hunting lodge in the Scottish Highlands is the setting for James Cawood’s latest thriller which is visiting Buxton this week.
Death Toll runs at the town’s Opera House from Thursday, August 11, to Saturday, August 13.
The play tells the story of a famous playwright and his wife as they await the arrival of his new muse - a charming and charismatic young actor determined to secure a role in the playwright’s latest production.
What starts out as a seemingly innocent, though macabre audition soon leads to an evening of twists, turns and eventually... murder.
Mixing black comedy and shocks of the highest order, Death Toll reinvents the classic thriller genre and will leave the audience breathless and beguiled right up to the final curtain.
The classic melodrama Jekyll and Hyde will be staged by Talking Scarlet at the Opera House next week.
Everyone has a monster within. Dr Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - one good, one evil, intent on separating the two, he success in his experiments. However by doing so he unleashes Hyde, his monstrous and uncontrollable alter ego.
Jekyll and Hyde is running from August 15 to 19.
Performances of both Death Toll and Jekyll and Hyde start at 7.30pm. There will be a Saturday matinee performance of Death Toll at 2.3opm.
Tickets for both shows range from £14 to £18 with discounts available. Contact 01298 72190 or visit www. buxtonoperhouse.org.uk