Dessert

A British financier and his wife host a lavish dinner party for their affluent American friends. The food is delicious, the conversation animated and dessert is on its way – when, from one second to another, the evening takes a sinister and alarming turn…

With dark comic moments and unexpected twists, this world premiere of Dessert, written by Oliver Cotton and directed by Trevor Nunn, is a powerful, thought-provoking play about wealth, greed and the lengths to which people will go to claim what’s theirs.

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Dessert running time: 
2 hrs 15 mins
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By:
Olivier Cotton
Director:
Trevor Nunn
Lighting:
Derek Anderson
Sound:
Sebastian Frost
Design:
Rachel Stone
Cast list:
Teresa Banham, Alexandra Gilbreath, Stephen Hagan, Stuart Milligan, Michael Simkins and Graham Turner
Dessert Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Available from: 
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 5 August, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 5 August, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday3pm7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday3pm7.30pm
Sunday--

Southwark Playhouse

Address:
77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest tube:
Elephant & Castle, Borough
Seating Plan:

Dessert Customer reviews

Our Dessert Review

Justice is a dish best served cold, and violently. That's exactly what's on the menu in Oliver Cotton's new thriller Dessert. Four upper class friends sit round a dinner table. An English couple are entertaining their American guests. The two men are investment bankers about to strike up a deal in the finance world. They spend the first 20 minutes of the play swooning over their exotic second... Read more

Latest Dessert News & Features

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Casting announced for Dessert at Southwark Playhouse
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Casting has now been announced for the Trevor Nunn-helmed world premiere of Dessert, a new play by Olivier Cotton, which will run at the Southwark Playhouse from 12 July to 5 August 2017, with an official opening set for 18 July. The cast includes Teresa Banham, Alexandra Gilbreath, Stephen Hagan, Stuart Milligan, Michael Simkins and Graham Turner. Following on from their previous collaboration on Daytona which ran at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Cotton's thought-provoking play about wealth, greed and the lengths to which people will go to claim what’s theirs, is produced by David Adkin.

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