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By Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine A Middle Ground Theatre Company Production in the Main House
3 - 7 April 2018 Main House

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Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 April

A world stage premiere from the pen of one of the world’s greatest thriller writers. When Sandor snatched little Joe from the path of a London train, he was quick to make clear the terms of the rescue. “I saved your life,” he told the homeless youngster, “so your life belongs to me now.”

Sandor began to tell him a fairy tale: an ageing prince, a kidnapped princess, a missed rendezvous… But what did this mysterious story have to do with Sandor? Joe only understood his own role – he was a Gallowglass, the servant of a chief…

Starring Paul Opacic (Bad Girls/Emmerdale/Hollyoaks), Richard Walsh (London’s Burning), Karen Drury (Brookside) and Dean Smith (Last Tango in Halifax/Waterloo Road), this classy thriller is brought to you by the producers of The Verdict and A Murder Is Announced.

“Marvellously gripping… tense, compulsive and beautifully written” Sunday Express on the novel.

“Excellent performances… this world stage premiere from Middle Ground 
Theatre Company is a real chiller of a thriller”

Worcester News

“As intriguing as its unusual title… deviously enthralling… well staged 
with a strong cast”

Bromsgrove Advertiser

“Joe Eyre is fabulous as Sandor… Aficionados of Rendell’s work will not 
be disappointed, neither will devotees of the twists and turns of crime 
thrillers. A satisfying and rewarding production”


“A psychological thriller de force, unpredictable and jump-a-minute… you 
have to see this production. It’s phenomenal.”


"The cast of Gallowglass all give excellent performances, especially Joe Eyre as the creepy main protagonist of a kidnap plot."
Dudley News

Booking Details

Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm and Thursday & Saturday matinees at 2.15pm

Tickets £27 - £12

Please note: for security reasons, your bag may be searched when visiting Salisbury Playhouse

Access Performances

Audio DescribedAudio Description & Touch Tour - Thursday 5 April at 2.15pm & 7.30pm
 (a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)
Touch Tours (accompanying audio described performances, designed for blind or partially sighted audience members) the touch tours will start 90 minutes before the performance time.