Composer Kevin Purcell
Book and Lyrics Peter Sham
Director Martin Platt
Musical Staging and Choreography Staś Kmieć
To Catch a Thief is David Dodge’s most famous novel, and rightly so, Alfred Hitchcock firmly cinched its place in the annals of crime fiction by adapting it into an Academy Award-winning film starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Set on the French Riviera, the story centers on John Robie, an American expatriate and skilled gymnast, who once upon a time was “Le Chat,” the famous and elusive cat burglar who worked the South of France. The legend of Le Chat grew with each crime. Following the war, Robie retires to a quiet life in France and vows to leave his past behind. His retirement is shattered when a copycat burglar commits a string of robberies that puts the police on Le Chat’s trail again. Robie must catch the phony Le Chat before the police catch him.