by Eric Chapple
Spriggs is a burglar; a little inept, perhaps, as he is still on the premises when the owners and their guests return. Somehow he persuades them that he is in fact a detective but his discarded toffee papers give him away and they lock him in the cellar. Now – still with some hope of cracking the safe combination – he has to use his considerable powers as an amateur psychologist to prise open the hidden tensions between (and within) the two couples.
First performed in 1995 with George Cole as Spriggs, Theft is a tongue-in-cheek delight, packed with stinging one-liners, daring reversals and many sharp comments on marriage, money and crime.
Director: John Turner
Performances: Saturday 14, Monday 16 to Saturday 21 January at 7.30 pm.
Ticket Prices: All tickets are £9.50 with concession price of £7.50 for seniors, students and unemployed on first Saturday, Monday and Tuesday evenings only. Admin charges apply to online and postal bookings.