An Interrogation


  • Summerhall - Old Lab
  • 13:10
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Ellie Keel Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: None
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


A young detective works against the clock as she questions a suspect who looks like the least likely person to be linked to a murder. He's a devoted son, a successful businessman and a respectable member of society. But as the minutes tick away, the detective starts to suspect that all is not what it seems... Inspired by real events, the debut play from the Tony Award-nominated co-director of SIX: The Musical is a gripping interrogation drama about power, deception, and our perspectives on the truth.

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  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, go through the double doors at ground level next to the shop shed, past the Anatomy Lecture Theatre and through the double doors, take a right; down to the end of the corridor.
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Sean Davis 40 days ago

Interrogation (****)
An experienced detective is assigned to do her first solo interrogation in a serial murder case. The suspect is a cool customer, and many of her ploys fall flat. The tension is enhanced by having a video screen above the stage that an off-stage director uses to switch between five cameras, including two under the table showing their hands when in their laps, to show their more subtle reactions.

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Katrijn Govaert 44 days ago

Very pure theatre. A good story and good actors. You should go and see this.

Robert 44 days ago

I'm glad I was able to get a ticket to this show. I was reminded at times of both the first series of Prime Suspect (Tennison taunting the suspect by bringing up his mother) and the third series of Unforgotten (a very calm suspect taunting the police and trying to unbalance them). The leads are very convincing, and the use of the screen providing different angles and viewpoints of the actors and their reactions adds to the mood without being obtrusive. A very good production.

Ian Ritchie 47 days ago

A young female detective interviews a suspect about a murder and keeps up the pressure until he finally snaps. Really well written and superbly performed. ****

Snap Judgement 55 days ago

★★☆☆☆ Mixed feelings.

* Skilled and commendable performance by the actors.
* Interesting use of live camera angles and projections.
* Packed venue.

* Underdeveloped storyline lacking intensity and thrill.
* An artificial representation of generational differences and feminist perspectives, full of clichés and biases.
* Lack of convincing character motivations, making it hard to connect with the narrative.

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Kathy 60 days ago

A slow burner of a play - it does a fantastic job of slowly building suspense through the interview. Both actors are brilliant. I felt the breakthrough was a little weak - I would have liked to see a clearer 'aha!' moment, but that may be more of a personal preference of the crime shows I watch!

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Everything Theatre (3/5 stars) 43 days ago

A fascinating theatrical thriller that uses cinematic languages to expose the bias in crime investigations.

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ThreeWeeks (5/5 stars) 46 days ago

The whole package is excellent: I swear at one point I didn’t take a breath for ten minutes!

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The Recs (5/5 stars) 46 days ago

Failing to secure a ticket for An Interrogation would be nothing short of a crime!

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West End Best Friend (5/5 stars) 48 days ago

A genuinely gripping portrayal.

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One4Review (4.5/5 stars) 50 days ago

Bethan Cullinane as Ruth and Jamie Ballard as Cameron are both excellent and the play is a compelling watch from start to finish. Almost a sellout already, I would recommend grabbing a ticket if you possibly can.

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The Reviews Hub (4/5 stars) 50 days ago

It’s a convincing psychological power play between two people with points to prove.

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The Guardian (4/5 stars) 51 days ago

a chilling psychological play that has you on the edge of your seat.

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Fest (4/5 stars) 52 days ago

A tense and thrilling interrogation of gender and power.

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The Stage (3/5 stars) 53 days ago

Grips from the beginning.

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Broadway World (5/5 stars) 55 days ago

Unpredictable and tense with an extremely talented cast make this show a must-see at the Fringe.

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