Camera shows an advertisement for a play, hammered into a wall, which only portrays the leading woman
Cuts to close-up of the woman’s face. Camera draws back to show her lying dead on the floor (hair matted with blood) and a bloodied bludgeon beside her
Cuts to younger woman running out of the room and slamming door shut behind her. Close-up of her snapping a padlock shut on the door’s lock
Cuts to OTS shot from the detectives’ perspective of the young woman performing on-stage (he is sat very close to the stage which is slightly raised)
CU side-on of detective looking down at a flyer which shows the murdered woman as the lead role.
ECU side-on of the detective looking back up at the stage quizzically
ECU of blood splatters on the actress’ ankle
Detective stands suddenly
Cuts to detective walking backstage, past the lead actress’s door and entering the understudy’s dressing room
ECU of silver key as detective walks over to it
CU of detective pulling key up to eye-level
Cuts to a long hallway with an old door at the end (looks as though it is never used) and detective peaks his head round a corner, looking either side down the hallway then noticing the door.
Detective quickly walks out and towards the door
ECU of detective putting key in padlock which clicks open
CU of the dead woman with the door opening in the background as the detective sees the body
Cut to black