The Old Globe

| July 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Old Globe recently announced the cast and creative team for the Globe-commissioned, world-premiere adaptation “Dial M for Murder” by Frederick Knott and adapted by acclaimed playwright Jeffrey Hatcher (“Scotland Road,” “Wait Until Dark”). This modern classic is directed in high style by Globe veteran Stafford Arima (“Allegiance,” “Red Velvet”). Performances begin July 21 and due to popular demand have already been extended by one week through August 28, 2022, with the opening at 8 p.m., Thursday, July 28. The production will play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre (1363 Old Globe Way), part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets are available at

This is a production of a new version of the celebrated murder mystery that inspired Hitchcock’s masterpiece. Tony is convinced that his wife Margot has been cheating on him. Now it seems that the affair is over, but in his jealousy, Tony spins a web of suspicion and deception that will tighten around them and ensnare them both in danger, recrimination, and murder. The New York Times calls “Dial M for Murder” “a cat-and-mouse waiting game, with enough twists and sudden hitches to keep the chills and thrills running.”

“‘Dial M for Murder’ is one of the great crime thrillers written for the stage, and it really delivers,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “It’s a stylish, smart, and sometimes shocking piece that generates huge jolts of excitement and suspense, and in Jeffrey Hatcher’s new version, the play is as fresh and immediate as it was when it first premiered. We’re very happy to have the Globe’s good friend Stafford Arima in the director’s chair—his extraordinary imagination will fashion an unforgettable evening of edge-of-your-seat entertainment. I’ve been looking forward to this production for a very long time, and I can’t wait to share it with San Diego.” 

The cast for “Dial M for Murder” features Kate Abbruzzese as Margot Wendice (The Old Globe’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”), Nathan Darrow as Tony Wendice (Showtime’s “Billions,” Neflix’s “House of Cards”), Ruy Iskandar as Lesgate (Broadway’s “Macbeth” at Lincoln Center), Ruibo Qian as Maxine Hadley (The Old Globe’s “Water by the Spoonful”) and John Tufts as Inspector Hubbard (The Old Globe’s The Taming of the Shrew”). 

In addition to director Stafford Arima, the creative team for the Globe’s production of “Dial M for Murder” includes scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Ryan Park, lighting design by Amanda Zieve, sound design by Leon Rothenberg, fight direction and intimacy staging by Rachel Lee Flesher, vocal coaching by Emmelyn Thayer, casting by Caparelliotis Casting, and production stage management by Jess Slocum.

In alignment with the State of California, which has removed mask and vaccine requirements for indoor events, effective March 21, 2022, The Old Globe will not require patrons to provide proof of vaccination or to wear masks while attending shows or events in either our indoor or outdoor venues. However, the theatre still strongly recommends mask-wearing while at the Globe, and patrons should feel comfortable wearing a mask anywhere on our campus if they choose.

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