Le Grand Mort

Le Grand Mort

Julian Clary stars alongside James Nelson-Joyce in the world première of the black comedy Le Grand Mort.

It was written specially for Clary by four-time Olivier Award nominated writer Stephen Clark (Martin Guerre, Zorro, Love Story, and the play Stripped, which won him a Stephen Jefferson Award), who died at the age of 55 last October.

Directed by Christopher Renshaw, Le Grand Mort premières at Trafalgar Studios. It runs until Saturday 28th October.

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About Le Grand Mort:

In his super stylish, sterilely beautiful Notting Hill kitchen, Michael is preparing dinner for two. As he meticulously cuts the vegetables with almost a surgeon’s precision, he talks, with knife-like wit, about cases in history where the human body has continued to prove useful even after death. As he slices and chops, one wonders who is coming for dinner and what the main course might be. When Tim, his young guest arrives, they engage in a series of funny, thrilling but searingly dangerous mind games, as they try to unravel the reasons why they are both there. Only when the games turn deadly do they catch a glimpse of the sadness and loss within each of them, that enables them to at least begin to connect with the truth, using whatever damaged shreds of humanity they still have left.

By:
Stephen Clark
Producer:
Danielle Tarento
Director:
Christopher Renshaw
Lighting:
Jamie Platt
Design:
Justin Nardella
Cast list:
Julian Clary, James Nelson-Joyce
Le Grand Mort Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Wednesday, 20 September, 2017
Opening date: 
Monday, 25 September, 2017
Available from: 
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 28 October, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 28 October, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.45pm
Tuesday-7.45pm
Wednesday-7.45pm
Thursday3.00pm7.45pm
Friday-7.45pm
Saturday3.00pm7.45pm
Sunday--

Trafalgar Studio Two

Address:
14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

Le Grand Mort Customer reviews

Our Le Grand Mort Review

This cryptic teaser of a psychological sex thriller is called Le Grand Mort, a sly (if not particularly subtle) reference to 'La petite mort' - an expression that refers to the state of unconsciousness that follows orgasm. This play, however, may leave you feeling a little bit dead with disinterest, until one of the two actors - not, fortunately, Julian Clary - strips completely naked and... Read more

Latest Le Grand Mort News & Features

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Production images of Julian Clary in Le Grand Mort
Monday, September 25, 2017

Production images of Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce in Le Grand Mort have been released. Stephen Clark’s play is about a dinner party hosted by Michael (Clary) and his younger guest Tim (Nelson-Joyce). Clark is known for his plays Martin Guerre, Zorro, Love Story and Stripped, the latter of which won him a Stephen Jefferson Award before he died last October at the age of 55. Le Grand Mort runs at Trafalgar Studios until 28th October.

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Images of Julian Clary in rehearsals for Le Grand Mort at Trafalgar Studios
Monday, September 18, 2017

Rehearsal images have been released showing Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce in Le Grand Mort, which runs at Trafalgar Studios later this month. The play, which was written by Olivier Award-nominated playwright Stephen Clark for Clary, is about a dinner party encounter between two guests: Michael, played by Clary, and his younger guest Tim (Nelson-Joyce). Clark is known for his plays Martin Guerre, Zorro, Love Story and Stripped, which won him a Stephen Jefferson Award before he died last October at the age of 55.

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