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20 Star Starred
Royce Gallery
2901 Mariposa St. San Francisco, CA 94110
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"Dead Certain:" A Critically Acclaimed Psychological Thriller by Marcus Lloyd
22 ratings
4.3 average rating
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117 reviews
50 stars
attended Jul 09 2010

A terrific night of theater!

The two actors were phenomenal, the tension we felt was palpable, and we were on the edges of our seats for most of the show!

This was our first time at the Royce Gallery, and we thought it was...continued

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89 reviews
17 stars
attended Jul 22 2010

Well acted, well directed but a litle out there interms of script, not really the psychological thriller described. But overall a great place to go!

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186 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

This "thriller" had a totally transparent story. Twenty minutes into it I was prepared to leave, but there was no exit. It was played without intermission.

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Quotes & Highlights

“This production is the sleeper of New York City’s small theatre season to date…Mr. Lloyd’s Oxford education is on display in this excellent work and it only goes to prove what an above average foundation in literary skill combined with mindful direction can do to produce a complete and unblemished theatrical product.” —
“A standing ovation for this deadly jewel of a play.” —
“What makes it more intriguing is its self-referential theme, as Lloyd interweaves the plot with the story of its creation.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Returning from a stint in New York, Dead Certain rolls into town alive and kicking…This neatly staged production of British playwright Marcus Lloyd’s 1999 thriller is genuinely enjoyable and gripping…” —San Francisco Bay Guardian
“Fine performances which resonate with quiet believability and psychological (albeit twisted) honesty…Recommended for die-hard fans of mysteries and thrillers as well as purveyors of good acting, Dead Certain will certainly entertain.” —San Francisco Bay Times


Written by Marcus Lloyd

Directed by Andrey Esterlis

Starring Diana Brown and Andrey Esterlis

Dead Certain, Marcus Lloyd’s first stage play, was first produced in 1999 at the Theatre Royal, Windsor and has since been seen in the UK, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States.