Artist Descending A Staircase is a radio play by Tom Stoppard. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 14 November 1972. The running time is 75 minutes.


Three aging artists live together. When Martello and Beauchamp discover their room-mate, Donner, dead at the bottom of the staircase, each believes the other to be responsible for committing the murder.


Directed by John Tydeman

Critical ReceptionEdit

Featured in Elissa Guralnick's Sight Unseen.



The play is now available on the BBC CD Tom Stoppard Radio Plays.

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