Switzerland Tickets

1995, the Swiss Alps. Patricia Highsmith, the queen of the thriller, now ageing and ailing, hides away in her study, surrounded by her collection of books and antique weaponry, finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes. A polished young man turns up, sent by her New York publisher to persuade the great writer to pen one final instalment of her best-selling series featuring the master manipulator, Tom Ripley. But as day breaks over the mountains, it becomes clear that the charming stranger is set on a far more sinister mission.

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Switzerland running time: 
1 hour 40 minutes (no interval)
Joanna Murray-Smith
Cast list:
Phyllis Logan

Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, London, WC2H 9ND
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square
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Switzerland Customer reviews

Our Switzerland Review

Patricia Highsmith brought a whole world of thriller and suspense into being when she created Tom Ripley. The five novels – known as the Ripliad – told of a cold, psychopathic murderer, and Joanna Murray-Smith’s new thriller Switzerland explores the similar world of the writer: definitely cold, certainly sociopathic, and probably capable of murder.

Latest Switzerland News & Features

Calum Finlay interview - 'I went from working in the rainforest to working in a library'
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Following the early closure of Foxfinder and money troubles halting the West End transfer of musical Eugenius, the Ambassadors has called upon Joanna Murray-Smith’s play Switzerland, which is fresh off the back of a run in Bath, to run over Christmas. The play concerns Tom Ripley novelist Patricia Highsmith who, in the latter stages of her life, has secluded herself from society in a house in the Swiss Alps. She detests visitors, until her New York publisher knocks on the door.

Phyllis Logan to star in transfer of play Switzerland in the West End
Friday, October 19, 2018

Joanna Murray-Smith’s play Switzerland, which is about novelist Patricia Highsmith is set to open in the West End at the Ambassadors Theatre in November, following its UK premiere in Bath. The play revolves around Highsmith who penned thrillers and books such as Strangers on a Train and The Price of Salt and created characters like Tom Ripley. Switzerland sees her hiding away in her study in the Swiss Alps, an aging woman secluded, surrounded by her cats. A young New York publisher arrives to try to convince her to write one final Ripley novel.

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