Femme Fatale was first broadcast by the BBC in 1993. The cast was as follows:

MADDELENA – Sophia Diaz
MAMA – Antonello Squadrito
PAPA – Roberto Nobile
PAOLO – Ricardo Vélez
VICTOR HARTY – Donald Pleasence
MARY-JANE – Jacqueline Tong
ALGIE – James Fleet
MARTIN HARTY – Colin Welland
MRS HARTY – Patsy Rowlands
DAVEY HARTY – Jason Durr
VICAR RONNIE – Simon Callow
MRS ARMITAGE – Margery Mason
MRS BIRT – Rosalie Crutchley
WAITRESS – Anna Mazzotti
FIRST COP – Al Ashton

Directed by Udayan Prasad
Produced by Kenith Trodd
Original Music by Stephen Warbeck


Gray’s piece is yet another very funny and sometimes cruel comedy which carries with it a clutch of excellent performances… a very alprazolam online pharmacy honest, funny and gusty exploration of sexual innocence, lustfulness, moral perversity, and the intriguing havoc they can all wreak.

Steve Grant, Time Out, February 3rd 1993

Gray tends to be a melancholy, sardonic dramatist; but the prospect of megadeath put him into a frolicsome mood. Indeed, the tone of Femme Fatale recalled that great Ealing comedy, The Ladykillers… The play ended as happily as anything Gray has written, with Callow and Diaz cooing over their baby in what was now her grocery shop, while smiling schoolchildren sang an Italian translation of “Widdicombe Fair”. I loved it all.

Benedict Nightingale, The Times