"The Dice House" to close 27 March 2004 at the Arts Theatre


"The Dice House" to close 27 March 2004 at the Arts Theatre

The Dice House, by Paul Lucas, inspired by Luke Rhinehart's cult classic novel The Dice Man, will close on Sat 27 March 2004 at the Arts Theatre.

The play opened on 10 Feb 04, following previews from 4 Feb 04, to reasonable notices from the popular press: NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, “An evening of intermittent but unusual fun." IAN SHUTTLEWORTH for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "Any twists and turns of plotting can be easily ascribed to a dice decision, and it all works really rather well." IAN JOHNS for THE TIMES says, " Fails to sustain the sense of urgency that’s vital for farce." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, " Occasionally inspired farcical comedy."

The cast includes: Neil Boorman, Jeremy Crutchley, Neal Foster, Jim Low, Benedict Martin, Matthew Noble , Lucy Scott

It is directed by Graeme Messer, and produced by Dice House Productions / The Birmingham Stage Company / John Newman For Newpalm Productions/ Old Red Lion Theatre and Peter Wolff.

The Dice House unfolds in a commune run by maverick psychiatrist Dr. Ratner where the patients are encouraged to surrender all their decisions to the roll of the dice. When Ratner¹s rival Dr Drabble hurls one of his own patients into the clinic to kidnap an inmate - his wife - a comic romp of Pythonesque proportions ensues. The Dice House is a glorious glimpse of how insane life could be if determined by the dice - and how ordinary it can be if it isn¹t!

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