The Rule of Three

  • Play
  • 1962

A triple bill of short, contrasting plays comprising of Afternoon at the Seaside, The Rats and The Patient.

Hold your breath, count to three and don’t say anything you’d be sorry for afterwards.

Noreen Somers

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This triple bill of one act murder mysteries combines: the light hearted comedy Afternoon at the Seaside, in which a detective attempts to find a priceless emerald necklace and the culprit who stole it; The Rats, a dark and chilling tale in which a pair of adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, trapped like rats and framed for murder; and finally, The Patient, a tense thriller in which a woman has been hospitalised after seemingly falling from her balcony.

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