A thriller written by American writer and former stage actor Eric Elice (born 1956) and Welsh-born Roger Rees. The play has been translated into 16 languages. Published by Samuel French.
Phillipa James has plucked down and out Duncan McFee from London's Embankment and installed him in a luxury apartment, purely as a business arrangement based on Duncan's uncanny resemblance to her late husband Richard who unfortunately died just prior to his forty fifth birthday when he would inherit a million pounds. All Duncan has to do for a half share is impersonate Richard at a birthday party and convince the family solicitor that Richard is alive, well and still married to Phillipa. But Phillipa didn't expect to fall in love with Duncan and has she told him the whole truth?
Performance history in South Africa
Presented by Pieter Toerien by arrangement with The Palace Theatre Watford, first performance in South Africa 3 December 1987. Directed by Terrence Shank, starring Sandra Prinsloo as Phillipa James and Sean Taylor as Duncan McFee. Lighting by Jannie Swanepoel, set design by Kay Page. Performed at the Baxter Theatre February 1988.
Translations and adaptations
Baxter theatre programme
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