Peter Lorre Vs Peter Lorre

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By Michael Butt.

Towards the end of his unique career, movie star Peter Lorre found himself at the centre of a strange legal case.

Incorporating verbatim extracts from the court transcripts, Michael Butt's play wonders what was going through Lorre's troubled mind as he fought to protect his name.

Peter Lorre....Stephen Greif

Lester Salkow....Peter Marinker

Helen Hafner....Helen Longworth

Eugene Weingand....Kenneth Collard

Jack Paar/Barclay....Nathan Osgood

Judge Burnett Wolfson..John Rowe

Robert Shutan....Kerry Shale

Curtis Gemmil....John Chancer

Director: Toby Swift.

Michael Butt's play explores a strange legal case involving movie star Peter Lorre

Towards the end of his career, movie star Peter Lorre found himself at the centre of a strange legal case.

Incorporating verbatim extracts from the court transcripts, Michael Butt's play explores what was going through Lorre's troubled mind as he fought to protect his name.

Directed by Toby Swift

A Hollywood star's bizarre 1963 legal battle to protect his name.

A Hollywood star's bizarre 1963 legal battle. From court records of the actor's fight to protect his name. Stars Stephen Greif