double-cross and murder
The Maltese Falcon
A noir thriller by David Jacklin/Canada/2018
Directed by Laurie Mills
Season: July 9 to 30, 8pm
Matinees: July 10 & 17, 2pm
When private detective Sam Spade takes on a case for a secretive woman, trouble comes calling. First, his partner is murdered, then Sam is accosted by a man who demands he locate a valuable statuette. Entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, Sam soon realises he must find the one thing everyone seems to want. A New Zealand premiere.
Starring: David Jacobs (Narrator/Gutman), Richard De Luca (Sam Spade), Tessa Ellis (Effie Perine), Amalia Schroeder (Brigid O’Shaughnessy), James Calverley (Miles Archer/Freed/ Dundy/Bryan/Jacobi), Mark Bishop (Detective Tom Polhaus/Luke), Ruth Edgar (Iva Archer/Stenographer), John Edwards (Joel Cairo), and Stefan Meadows-Allan (Wilmer Cook).