"The Shape of Things" to close early 12 June 2004


"The Shape of Things" to close early 12 June 2004

Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things, is to close early 12 June 2004, after a run of only 4 weeks!

The play opened at the New Ambassadors Theatre 17 May 2004 , following previews from 7 May 2004, and was originally booking to 3 July 2004.

Despite receiving mostly good notices from the popular press the play has still struggled at the box office: NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Provokes, fascinates and agitates." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "You could never warm to a play by Neil Labute,...But Webber's take on The Shape of Things makes it look almost humanist." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "In the end the play seems less a debate about modern art than a clever theatrical con-trick." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "This second-rate production, the show is worth seeing if you missed it the first time around." IAN SHUTTLEWORTH for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "The play's big twist continues to work even when you know what's coming." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Sharp, pointed revival." SUSAN ELKIN for THE STAGE says, "Fast-moving, witty play."

The play premiered at the Almeida Theatre in Summer 2001, and subsequently transferred to New York.

This new production features Alicia Witt as 'Evelyn', Enzo Cilenti as 'Adam', Sienna Guillory as 'Jenny', James Murray as 'Philip'.

It is directed by Julian Webber and designed by Simon Higlett and is produced by Kenny Wax in association with PW Productions, Lee Menzies Ltd and McLaren Burnell.

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