The Business of MurderProgramme

by Richard Harris

Directed by Geoffrey Pratt


The play takes place in the sitting room of a North London flat. Time - the present

Act One
Act Two

Richard Harris is a prolific writer for both theatre and television - the recent release of the film Stepping Out has also moved him onto the big screen.
Besides his original plays for television and radio (Was It Something I Said? won a Giles Cooper ward), he has also written several adaptations, including The Prince and the Pauper and Sherlock Holmes. He is a script writer for several series and he co-created the popular BBC series Shoestring.

However, perhaps his greatest success has come from his stage plays. With his look at the wives preparing cricket match teas in Outside Edge (Garrick 1985), he won the Evening Standard Award. The Standard Drama Award went to Stepping Out (Garrick 1991), in which he focused the spotlight on amateur dance. The Business of Murder was originally written for television, with Martin Jarvis and Gareth Hunt. When the play was transferred to the theatre it was a success at both the Duchess and Mayfair London theatres. In the original cast were George Sewell and Francis Matthews, but later Richard Todd took over the role of Stone, and played the part in London and on tour for over six years.