Wealthy landowner Arden is convinced his wife Alice is cheating on him.
Despite her protestations of innocence, not only is his suspicion correct, but in order to free herself from marriage she is actively plotting to have him murdered.
As Alice grows increasingly desperate to be with her lover, and her husband's ruthless business dealings generate enemies only too willing to do him harm, a series of would be murderers set off in pursuit of the unwitting Arden.
Husband, wife and lover find themselves playing a deadly game as with each failed attempt, the assassins close in on their victim.
Polly Findlay makes her RSC debut to direct this anonymously written thriller, last performed by us at The Other Place in 1982.
Polly's recent credits include Antigone for the National Theatre, the Olivier Award-winning Derren Brown: Svengali. In 2013 she will direct a new play by Tim Price at the National Theatre Shed.