Romcom set in Andalucía
Play to the End
Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
Approaching his fiftieth birthday, actor Toby Flood arrives in Brighton for the final performances of Lodger in the Throat following a ten-week regional tour. The tour had not gone well, with a hoped-for West End transfer unlikely to eventuate.
Flood himself is a little washed-up, not quite fulfilling his early promise in television and film, but nevertheless a big enough name to receive star-billing on a production showing in the likes of Poole, Guildford, Newcastle and, finally, Brighton.
Unexpectedly, he receives a phone call from his estranged wife, Jenny. Living in the seaside resort, she is being stalked by a man Jenny believes is connected in some way to Flood.
So begins a quagmire of events that involves murder, corruption, cocaine, family feuds and, like Greene’s Brighton Rock, a showdown at Beachy Head, the south coast’s notorious suicide spot.
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