The Edge, in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre present


  • Adapted from the novel by Leon Garfield. By Janine Waters and Simon Waters.
  • 24 April 2020 - 25 April 2020
  • The Studio

Smith was only twelve and, hangings apart, had seen no more than three men murdered in all his life.

It’s London in the 1700s, Smith is sharp and streetwise - he counts highwaymen & the hangman amongst his friends. A pickpocket by trade he’s swift, stealthy and goes unnoticed, but one smog-filled night he steals from the wrong gentleman and witnesses a brutal murder. As the adrenaline kicks in he realises that the document he’s just so skilfully taken is worth killing for, if only he could read, this deadly piece of paper could change his fortune forever – but right now all Smith needs to do is run…..

A thrilling stage adaptation of the novel by Leon Garfield.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATE & TIME: Friday 24 April, 7.30pm, Saturday 25 April, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

    TICKET INFORMATION: Adults £13 / £11 Concessions / £7 Under 26s and Student tickets (limited availability)


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  • Creative Team

    MUSIC Simon Waters

    DESIGN David Haworth

    LIGHTING Kay Haynes

    MUSICIAN Alec Waters

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