Twist (stage play)

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Twist cover.jpg
First Edition UK cover
Author Miles Tredinnick
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre stage play
Publisher Matador Books
Publication date
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 142p.
ISBN 978-1-84876-013-4
OCLC 234304058
822.914 22
LC Class PR6070.R354 T95 2008

Twist is a comedy stage thriller by Miles Tredinnick. Originally written in 1990, it was first produced in 1995 at the Pentameters Theatre in London under the title Getting Away with Murder.[1] Twist has a cast of three men and three women.

The play is a parody of the traditional theatrical thriller, in which nobody is what they seem and nothing is what it should be. David Woods is an accountant who sees a way of making a fortune by writing a kiss-and-tell biography about his famous actress wife Sarah. He then realises that his book will do even better if she is murdered first.

A German version entitled Der Letzte Dreh, translated by Ursula Grutzmacher-Tabori, is available and, in 2008, Matador Books published a UK acting edition. Twist was also published as a Kindle Edition in 2011. The play had its US debut in Taunton, Massachusetts in 2010.[1]


  • David Woods - an accountant.
  • Sarah Seeton - David's wife.
  • Mrs Beck - caretaker.
  • Robert Woods - David's brother.
  • Hannah Van Lee - A South African from Umzimvubu.
  • Inspector Root - police officer.


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