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Jonathan Groff makes a good impression in Deathtrap

Thursday, 9th Sep 2010

Anyone who watches Glee is sure to see a very different but no less impressive performance from Jonathan Groff in new West End play Deathtrap.

The young actor made his debut in the Ira Levin show this week and Ian Shuttleworth of the Financial Times has praised him for an "assured" delivery of his character Clifford's lines.

Deathtrap tells of an aspiring young playwright (Groff), who writes a story and takes it to his teacher Sidney (Simon Russell Beale) for approval.

However, Sidney is struggling with writer's block and needs a blockbuster to resurrect his career - how far will he go to ensure he doesn't end up as a has-been?

Mr Shuttleworth said he thought the concept of a play within a play was very clever and reported that the production has some great shocking moments.

Last month, Groff revealed in an interview with the Telegraph that he was so keen to win the part of Clifford that he dressed up in a similar way to the character when he had his audition.

By Jemma Howard

Article filed under: Theatre News |