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at Kanata Theatre: A Fine Production of an Outdated Play

Reviewed by on    Theatre in Ottawa and the region  

Sleuth, Poster of the Kanata Theatre production.

By Anthony Shaffer

Kanata Theatre

Directed by Beverley Brooks

Often called the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Anthony Shaffer’s Sleuth was a smash hit when it premiered in London’s West End in 1970 and won a Tony and other awards on Broadway the following year. It was also made into a movie — in 1972, 2007 and 2014  — the most effective version the first of the three, which starred Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.

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