A THEATRE company is set to stage a psychological thriller as its first play of the year. 

Anthony Horowitz’s Mindgame is the opening play of 2024 performed by the Nonentities at The Rose Theatre in Kidderminster. 

Horowitz, is best known for his TV creations such as Foyle’s War and The Magpie Murders and is also the author of the teenage Alex Rider fiction novels .

In Mindgame, the audience will be presented with the story of Mark Styler, a writer of glossy ‘true crime’ paperbacks, who has no idea what he’s walking into when he tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer. First, he has to get past Dr Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields – the asylum where Easterman is kept - but nothing is quite what it seems. 

Director Tori Wishart said: “This is a great play but very dark in places – be ready for some blood and violence. A warning that there are references to real-life serial killers and their habits – so it’s not for the squeamish audience.” 

The play opens January, 29 and runs to Saturday, February 3. 

Tickets can be obtained from the box office 01562 743745 or from the website www.rosetheatre.co.uk.