"The Holy Terror" to close early 8 May 2004

"The Holy Terror" to close early 8 May 2004

Simon Gray's The Holy Terror starring Simon Callow has posted early closing notices. The last performance will be on 8 May 2004, after a run of only 4 weeks! (The show was originally booking to 21 Aug).

The play received luke-warm notices from the popular press when it opened at the Duke of York's Theatre 14 April 2004, following previews from 8 April: NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, “Unbelievably dull and juvenile comedy of social manners." RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Watching Holy Terror is like being trapped by a control freak who has nothing to say." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Both original and wildly entertaining, but finally fails to convince in its account of the bewildering horror of mental illness." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Some funny moments."

Directed by Laurence Boswell, the play features : Simon Callow (Mark), Robin Soans (Gladstone), Geraldine Alexander , Beverley Klein, Tom Beard, Matt Canavan, Lydia Fox.

The Holy Terror is a portrait of a flawed genius.

Arrogant, manipulative and cunning, 'Mark' reigns supreme as king of the publishing jungle, where nothing stops a good story and ever more profitable book rights. But it's tough at the top, and when inner demons get hold, his fall from grace is of majestic proportions.

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