A spooky haunted mansion, possible heirs to a fortune and a variety of secrets and mysteries are the key ingredients of Roleystone Theatre’s latest production.
Written by John Willard and directed by Paul Treasure, The Cat and the Canary is a 1922 comedy thriller that sees a group of distant relatives gather at a creepy old house to find out who will receive the inheritance of an eccentric millionaire, 20 years after his death.
The heir is then forced to remain in the house to prove she’s not mad – but, at the same time, a homicidal maniac has escaped from a nearby asylum.
There is also a lost emerald necklace, secret panels and a mysterious housekeeper in contact with the spirits.
The play’s title comes from the rich eccentric, who felt his relatives “have watched my wealth as if they were cats, and I – a canary”.
There have been numerous film versions over the years, including one featuring former Bond girl Honor Blackman, while the 1939 movie starring Bob Hope partially inspired Walt Disney to create the haunted mansion attraction at Disneyland.
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