"Sweet Panic" to close 7 Feb 2004

"Sweet Panic" to close 7 Feb 2004

Sweet Panic by Stephen Poliakoff , has posted closing notices for 7 Feb 2004, after a run of 3 months at the Duke of York's Theatre

The play opened to good notices from the popular press in Nov 2003: NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says Jane Horrocks "is riveting in bizarre black comedy." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says the play is "captivating". MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Though it is quietly intriguing, there is still something distinctly odd about it." CHARLES SPENCER fro THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Tantalising and infuriating." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "I felt the tension and admired the droll." ALISTAIR MACAULAY for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "A charmingly 'textured' play."

Sweet Panic is directed by Stephen Poliakoff, designed by Tom Piper, with lighting by Tim Mitchell. It is produced by Howard Panter for the Ambassador Theatre Group / Square Deal Productions.

The cast includes: Victoria Hamilton , Jane Horrocks , John Gordon Sinclair

Sweet Panic is essentially a modern urban thriller. A child psychologists grasp of contemporary life is brought into question when she finds herself stalked by the mother of one of her young clients . This "funny" play pits the two women against each other in a battle for the soul of the city.

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