Double Indemnity
Double Indemnity
Melbourne Theatre Company
Arts Centre Melbourne - Playhouse
30 May 2016 to 2 Jul 2016
Not suitable for children
Contains violence and adult themes.

One of the greatest crime novels of our times is given a brilliant stage adaptation by Tom Holloway with direction by MTC Associate Artistic Director Sam Strong.

Insurance agent Walter Huff has nosed around the business long enough to smell a scam, so when he meets Phyllis Nirdlinger to talk about her husband’s insurance coverage he gets a perfumed whiff of trouble. But she has a persuasive way of putting things. Can’t a wife fix a little security for herself? After all, a beloved husband can suffer a fatal accident just as easily as an honest guy can fall hard for a dame who’s no good.

The LA sunshine throws plenty of dark shadows in James M Cain’s sensational thriller novels of the thirties and forties, of which this steamy tale of murder and desire is the undoubted masterpiece.

Cain’s novel was famously adapted for the screen, and Tom Holloway’s smart-mouthed stage adaptation now breathes new life into one of the greatest crime narratives of our times. With Sam Strong ( The ...more
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