The Flick

Dorfman Theatre, National
West End

In a run-down movie theatre in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimetre film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lacklustre, second-run movies on screen.

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Annie Baker
National Theatre in association with Scott Rudin
Sam Gold
Jane Cox
Brady Poor
David Zinn
Cast list: 
Jaygan Ayeh (Avery), Louisa Krause (Rose) and Matthew Maher (Sam)
The Flick Schedule
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 19 April, 2016
Available from: 
Wednesday, 26 October, 2016
Booking to: 
Wednesday, 15 June, 2016
Wednesday, 15 June, 2016
National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Latest The Flick News & Features

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
In Conversation with The Flick star Matthew Maher

American actor Matthew Maher has not only had the pleasure of starring in Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Flick on both sides of the Atlantic throughout three different runs, but also has the pleasure of knowing that his character 'Sam' was written specifically for him. Following two productions in New York, the hit play has transferred to the National's Dorfman Theatre where it officially opened last week to strong reviews once again.

Our Review

In the week where the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama was awarded to the first musical since 2010, Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner opened at the National's Dorfman Theatre in an almost straight transfer from off-Broadway, reuniting two original cast members with director Sam Gold.

To call this play a slow burn somewhat undermines the integrity of both Baker's text and Gold's... Read more

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