Michael is an unemployed actor who has been out of work more often than not after his breakthrough from an understudy to the lead tole in a West End production of West Side Story. When he is given the tempting offer to stage a reading of a new play by an author in her country home, he jumps at the chance.
Elizabeth, who is an ex-dancer and once keen theatre-goer before an accident confined her to a wheelchair, has written a psychological thriller. The reading begins straightforwardly enough, but it soon becomes apparent that her play has taken on a curious similarity to real life - even down to recounting their first conversation after Michael’s arrival. How could she have written that beforehand?