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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire: Dangerous Corner

Tickets £9.50 (Conc £5)
*Price includes a £1 restoration levy

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By J.B. Priestley
Directed by Chris Monks

J.B. Priestley’s Dangerous Corner opens with a gun shot and a scream.

A tangled web of intrigue follows, twisting and turning with plot devices that would be recognisable to those familiar with the early works of the great Alfred Hitchcock.

What follows uncovers a world of lies, theft and betrayal, spiced with drugs and gay passion. Written in 1932, the play was controversial for its references to homosexuality and drug use. While not as shocking today as it would have been when it premiered, the content is still juicy enough to keep us interested in the next twist or revelation.