The Mistress Contract - cast and extension at Royal Court
The cast and a two-week extended run have been announced for The Mistress Contract by Abi Morgan, from transcripts and books, which opens at the Royal Court Downstairs 5 Feb 2014, following previews from 30 Jan - now running to 22 Mar 2014.
Directed by Vicky Featherstone, the cast includes Saskia Reeves (‘She’) and Danny Webb (‘He’).
Saskia Reeves’ theatre credits include Hello and Goodbye at the Trafalgar Studios and A Disappearing Number for Complicité at the Barbican. Danny Webb’s theatre credits include Troilus and Cressida at the RSC, Blasted at the Lyric Hammersmith and 13 at the National Theatre.
She and He are the pseudonyms of a real-life couple who live in separate houses in the same city on the west coast of America. She is 88. He is 93. For 30 years he has provided her with a home and an income, while she provides ‘mistress services’ - ‘All sexual acts as requested, with suspension of historical, emotional, psychological disclaimers.’.