The Cocktail Party by T.S Eliot at the Print Room


The Print Room will present a new production of TS Eliot's The Cocktail Party at their venue at the Coronet in Notting Hill Gate, west London, which will run from 14 September to 10 October 2015, with an official opening on 18 September 2015.

Described as a complex drama about the human mind, love and deceit, the play initially premiered in 1949 at the Edinburgh Festival and went on to have runs in both London and New York, with the Broadway production receiving the 1950 Tony Award for Best Play.

"Edward and Lavinia Chamberlayne have organised a cocktail party for their friends. The only problem is, four days before the party, Lavinia leaves Edward. Resolved to go ahead with party preparations, Edward must navigate his way through the evening without answering questions on Lavinia’s disappearance. That is, until Lavinia unexpectedly turns up, with a mysterious guest in tow. What ensues is an examination of the Chamberlaynes' relationship, through the lens of mysticism and emotional deconstruction."

The cast for the production includes Helen Bradbury, Richard Dempsey, Hilton McRae, Chloe Pirrie, Christopher Ravenscroft, John Wark and Marcia Warren.

The production will be directed by Abbey Wright with designs by Richard Kent, sound design by Gary Yershon and lighting design by David Plater.

Tickets for the production are now on sale.

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