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WAIT UNTIL DARK BY FREDERICK KNOTT

National Tour Autumn 2017

From the hand of Frederick Knott, author of Dial M Murder, and the producers behind Night Must Fall and Birdsong, comes a major revival of the classic, edge of your seat, thriller Wait Until Dark.

Set amidst the social turbulence of 60’s London the play follows the story of Suzy, a blind woman who left alone in her apartment becomes embroiled with a group of conmen hatching an elaborate scam. As the tension notches up, Suzy is left to fend for herself but with the phone line cut dead and the house plunged into darkness, can Suzy outwit the murderous visitors?
Wait Until Dark, made into a film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1967, is often ranked as one of the top 100 scariest films of all time and this exciting new production reclaims it for the stage.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

BY OSCAR WILDE

National Tour Spring 2018

The Importance Being Earnest by the master of comedy Oscar Wilde, makes a welcome return into English society in this wonderfully witty, deliciously decadent and classic revival.

Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin the beautiful Gwendolen but first he must convince her mother, the fearsome Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents and his past. For Jack, however, this is not as easy as it sounds, having started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria station. Prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s much-loved Algernon, Earnest, Gwendolen and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags.

Starring national treasure Gwen Taylor (Coronation Street, Duty Free and Barbara) as the formidable Lady Bracknell and Susan Penhaligon (Upstairs DownstairsA Bouquet of Barbed Wire), Wilde’s most famous and entertaining play is set to delight and amuse this Spring.

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MONOGAMY

A NEW COMEDY BY TORBEN BETTS

Starring Janie Dee

Park Theatre & National Tour Spring 2018

Monogamy means sharing your life with one person, but what if you shared your kitchen with 5.6 million?

Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s favourite TV cook, has it all – a sparkling career, a big house in Highgate, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy.

But beneath the immaculate furnishings, studio lighting and away from the glare of the ever-present cameras – Caroline must face the looming collision of living a private life in the public eye. What happens when the cameras turn off and the truth comes out?

A searing, sharp, state of the nation comedy from one of the UK’s most exciting playwrights, Torben Betts (Muswell Hill, Park Theatre).

Olivier and Evening Standard award-winner Janie Dee will star as Caroline. Critically acclaimed for her roles on stage and screen, Janie Dee has worked closely with many leading playwrights including Alan Ayckbourn, Michael Frayn and Harold Pinter and is currently starring in the National Theatre’s production of Follies.

“An uncommonly talented playwright” Time Out

“Torben Betts is the most exciting theatre writing talent I have come across in many a year” Alan Ayckbourn

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