About Dead CertainGenre: Psychological Thriller
Cast: 2 (1 man, 1 woman)
Setting: A Large Country House
Dead Certain was first produced by Bill Kenwright at the Theatre Royal, Windsor in 1999 starring Jenny Seagrove and Stephen Pinder.
Publication in 2000 immediately lead to productions in New Zealand (Out of The Blue Productions) and at Eye Theatre, Suffolk both of which received rave reviews. It was compared favourably with Sleuth and Deathtrap and has since gained a word-of-mouth reputation amongst artistic directors of small to medium size theatres as being an up to the minute alternative to those two classic thrillers.
In 2003 Dead Certain became the first play ever to be published in the US by Dramatists Play Service before it had been produced there. There has been a steady stream of productions in the US ever since, and the play has been performed as far afield as Singapore, Budapest (in Hungarian) and Tehran (in Farsi)