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The Woods
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24 Feb 2022 - 26 Mar 2022

The Woods Information

Nick and Ruth are spending the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods. They push their relationship to breaking point in a night of stories and fights, only to rediscover their need for one another in the morning, but the final reconciliation remains uncomfortably tempered by the violent core we now know to be hiding beneath.

David Mamet’s extraordinary 1977 ‘battle of the sexes’ play gets its 1st UK revival after 21 years.

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Run time

90 Minutes

Opening date

February 24th, 2022

Closing date

March 26th, 2022




Southwark Playhouse

Cast and creative

By: David Mamet
Director: Russell Bolam
Cast list: Francesca Carpanini, Sam Frenchum
Design: Anthony Lamble
Costume: Anthony Lamble
Lighting: Bethany Gupwell
Sound: Ali Taie

Our review

David Mamet’s latest plays, Bitter Wheat in the West End and China Doll on Broadway had their problems. And now comes the first London revival in 21 years of Mamet’s 1977 two-hander, The Woods, to suggest that even early Mamet can make for tough sledding, too. A vehicle back in the day for starry duos — Chris Sarandon and Christine Lahti, Peter Weller and Mamet quasi-regular Patti LuPone — this murky study in what Gwyneth Paltrow might call (and has) “conscious uncoupling” here set on and around...

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Photo credit: Francesca Carpanini and Sam Frenchum (Photo by Michael Wharley)

David Mamet's The Woods will be staged at Southwark Playhouse next year. The Woods begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 24 February, with an opening night on 1 March, and performances to 23 March. The battle of the sexes play sees two people, Nick and Ruth, spend a weekend at a woodland cabin in the woods. During their time in the woods, their relationship is tested to breaking point. Francesca Carpanini will make her UK theatre debut as Ruth. Previously, the actress has starred in Broadway...

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