Eric moves from comedy to thriller with plenty of twists

Dead Reckoning by Denys Edwards Players: standing are Alisdair Low, left, and John Castell and seated are Janet Black and Steve Carter
Dead Reckoning by Denys Edwards Players: standing are Alisdair Low, left, and John Castell and seated are Janet Black and Steve Carter
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Dead Reckoning, 
Library Theatre

Eric Chappell has always been a popular writer, well known for his many television comedy hits over the years.

His comedies such as Rising Damp, Duty Free, Theft, Natural Causes and Father’s Day are firm favourites.

Now Sheffield audiences have the opportunity to see a different side to Eric Chappell, this time as a thriller writer. Denys Edwards Players are this week presenting Eric Chappell’s edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller Dead Reckoning.

The mysterious Mr Todd arrives at Anthony Reed’s house and offers to kill his wife’s murderer and so satisfy Reed’s long desire for revenge.

Reed is tempted and finally agrees to take him up on his offer.

After making the decision Reed and Megan, his second wife, find themselves entering a nightmare from which there seems no escape.

SheilaHalse from the theatre group said: “This is a real chiller laced with mind games – not to mention the occasional comic line – and some totally unexpected twists and turns that will keep the audience engaged until the final curtain.”

Directed by well-known Sheffield actor and director John Atkinson Dead Reckoning is at the Library Theatre on Tudor Square from Wednesday to Saturday.

Evening shows start at 7.30pm and there is a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets are £9 and £8 concessions £8 from DEP’s ticket line on 07580 470 900 or email bookings.
denysedwardsplayers@gmail.com