The Talented Mr Ripley
Questors studio 28 January - 5 February
By Phyllis Nagy, adapted from the novel by Patricia Highsmith
This psychological thriller is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel, which many people will know from the 1999 film version directed by Anthony Minghella.
Tom Ripley is a young man who is finding it difficult to survive in the 1950s. He is approached by a wealthy shipbuilder who believes him to be a friend of his wayward son, Dickie. The father asks Ripley to go to Italy to persuade Dickie to return to the United States.
But Ripley is a young man of cultivated tastes, and when he makes the journey, he quickly discovers he likes Dickie’s lifestyle. And as a psychopath, Ripley will go to any lengths to acquire the trappings of wealth and success enjoyed by Dickie.
This is an intelligent thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Are we repelled by the devious and calculating Ripley? Or do we secretly want him to get away with his deadly plan?
With Dan Martin as Tom Ripley, Pedro Pinhal as Dickie Greenleaf