Photo credit: Alexandra Silber in Indecent (Photo courtesy of Menier Chocolate Factory)

‘Indecent’ to resume performances at Menier Chocolate Factory, as new season of work announced

Alan Bennett's 'Habeas Corpus' will open later this year.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

After previews of Indecent at the Menier Chocolate Factory were forced to stop due to the pandemic, Paula Vogel's Tony-nominated play returns to London. The Menier Chocolate Factory will reopen in September, with three productions confirmed across two spaces.

Speaking about the Menier's reopening, artistic director David Babani said: "Indecent was days into previews when we had to shut down in March last year, and we were determined to reunite our brilliant company of actors and share Rebecca's beautiful production with audiences here in the UK; the themes of which could not be more timely and prescient for the moment we find ourselves in."

Inspired by Sholem Asch's controversial drama The God of Vengeance, Indecent explores how the early twentieth-century play came into existence. Rebecca Taichman directs Paula Vogel's play, which debuted on Broadway in 2017. Peter Polycarpou plays the Elder, alongside a cast including Cory English, Beverley Klein, Finbar Lynch, Molly Osborne, Alexandra Silber, Joseph Timms, Merlin Shepherd, Anna Lowenstein and Josh Middleton. Indecent is now at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 3 September - 27 November, with a press night on 13 September.

After directing the Olivier Award-winning play Leopoldstadt, Patrick Marber will direct the long-awaited revival of Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus. The title translates from Latin as "you shall have the body", and that's what happens in this satirical play, as quests for sexual pleasures dominate life. Casting for Habeas Corpus is to be announced, but performances are at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 3 December - 26 Feb. 2022, with a press night on 13 December.

In the Mixing Room, Harry Peacock and Dan Skinner star in the world premiere of their new play, Brian and Roger - A Highly Offensive Play. The two-hander follows the title character, meeting at a group for recently divorced men. Trying to support each other, only one of them is deemed "nice". Babani directs, with performances from 22 October - 18 December, and a press night on 1 November.

Photo credit: Alexandra Silber in Indecent (Photo courtesy of Menier Chocolate Factory)


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