DOUBLE JEOPARDY by Stephen Wyatt

£3.50

Two hander. Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler hated each other on sight and then sat down together to write the screenplay of DOUBLE INDEMNITY, the greatest film noir of all time. But then nothing is black and white in this tale except the movie itself…

DOUBLE JEOPARDY can be performed on its own or in a double bill with STRANGERS OF AS FILM which is about the relationship between Raymond Chandler and Alfred Hitchcock

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CHARACTERS

BILLY WILDER. Mid-thirties.

RAYMOND CHANDLER. Mid-fifties

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

First performed in an earlier version on BBC Radio 4 with Patrick Stewart as Chandler and Adrian Scarborough as Wilder directed by Claire Grove

 

REVIEWS

“A treat. Beautifully poised writing and playing.” ELIZABETH MAHONEY in The Guardian

“Superb” VALERIE GROVE in The Oldie

“A real humdinger of a script” Daily Mail

“Delicious dialogue and subtle characterisation make this outstanding” PAUL DONOVAN in The Times

“Wyatt’s brilliant drama” Radio Times

“A brilliantly entertaining glimpse into the grouchy, secretive and inspired mindset of Chandler” MOIRA PETTY in The Stage

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 50 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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