Suddenly at Home

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Suddenly at Home is a play written in 1973 by English playwright and author Francis Durbridge (1912-1998) [1]. It is an eight-person play set in the 1970s Great Britain, telling a white-knuckle story of love and greed. Maggie Howard is an extremely wealthy woman and doesn’t mind letting people know it. Her husband Glen Howard is unsatisfied with his life and craves a fresh start, one filled with money and prospect. It seems the only way to reach his idyllic dream is by murdering his wife.

Published by Samuel French.

Performance history in South Africa

1973: Presented by Toerien-Firth Company at the Intimate Theatre, Johannesburg, and at the Nico Malan Theatre, Cape Town, in 1973, directed by David Poulson starring visiting West End actors Gary Raymond [2] and Delena Kidd [3].


Nico Malan Theatre pamphlet, August 1973.

Tucker, 1997. 290.

Material held by NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 30. 11.

The Star, 24 March 2009.

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