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DANGEROUS CORNER TO CLOSE 23RD FEB 02
JB Priestley's Dangerous Corner, has posted early closing notices at the Garrick Theatre after a run of only 3 months. The last performance will be on 23rd Feb 02. (It was originally booking to 6th April 02)
Directed by Laurie Sansom the show opened at the Garrick on 14th Nov last year to mixed notices from the popular press… IAN JOHNS for THE TIMES said, “This Dangerous Corner is as attractive as the cast and offers stylish entertainment if you like precision plotting and Agatha Christie-style interrogation.” CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRTAPH says, “Dangerous Corner is manipulative, cliché-ridden and punishingly boring.” MICHEAL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, “The play still proves surprisingly seaworthy, largely because it uses a thriller format to explore the ever-pertinent question of how much truth we can take in our private lives.”
The drama features Dervla Kirwan (Olwen) Rupert Penry-Jones (Robert Caplan), Anna Wilson-Jones (Freda Caplan), Steve John Shepherd (Gordon Whitehouse), Patrick Robinson (Charles Stanton), Jacqueline Pearce (Maud Mockridge) and Katie Foster-Barnes (Betty Whitehouse).
First performed in 1932, this new production of Dangerous Corner updated the action to a minimalist 21st century environment. The group, caught up in the big money and egos of a transatlantic publishing company, reveal the frightening cost of personal and social success.
Set at the stylish country retreat of the young, beautiful and prosperous Robert and Freda Caplan, during a dinner party with their successful publishing friends. Seemingly, they have the world at their feet, but a truthful comment thrown into the conversation sparks off a series of revelations surrounding the suicide of Robert's brother Martin the previous year. Betrayal and fraud are exposed, shattering the foundations of their comfortable lives.