Black Swan Theatre Company Presents




When using words for weapons, how far do you go before it cuts too deep?

The late Patricia Highsmith penned some of the most exhilarating suspense novels of all time, some becoming major cinematic adaptations including; The Price of Salt recently released as the film Carol, The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train.

Now the acerbic author herself is centre stage in this edge-of-your-seat thriller by acclaimed Australian playwright Joanna Murray. Played by acclaimed Perth actor, Jenny Davis, Patricia Highsmith lives a reclusive life in the Swiss Alps surrounded by her collection of books and antique weapons.

The unlikeable genius facing the end of her life has withdrawn completely from the world, finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes. Until one day a young man, Edward Ridgeway, intrudes into her place of refuge. He’s yet another irritating delegate from her publisher demanding a contract for one final instalment. Specifically another psychological thriller featuring her beloved muse and most infamous literary creation, Tom Ripley.

Join the Simulcast on Friday 1st September at 7.30pm on Westlink Satellite TV and get lured into a booby-trapped plot, a tense and furious battle of wills and words.

Rated PG: Adult Themes and Simulated smoking

Westlink is available to all viewers who receive their Free to Air television via satellite on Channel 602.