Timothy Hutton to star in Terry Johnson’s ‘The Sex Party’

The world premiere play reopens the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The Academy Award-winning actor Timothy Hutton will star in the world premiere of The Sex Party in London. The Sex Party begins previews at the Menier Chocolate Factory on 7 November, ahead of an opening night on 15 November, and performances to 7 Jan. 2023.

Terry Johnson writes and directs the relationship drama which follows four couple as they congregate for a cheese and wine evening. As they grow curious of one another, the evening takes unexpected twists. Press material states The Sex Party “promises to surprise, perhaps shock, and most certainly entertain!”

Timothy Hutton makes his London stage debut in The Sex Party. He’s best known for playing Conrad Jarrett in the 1980 film Ordinary People, and became the youngest recipient of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at 20 years old.

The Sex Party cast includes Will Barton, Lisa Dwan, John Hopkins, Jason Merrells, Pooya Mohseni, Molly Osborne, Kelly Price, and Amanda Ryan.

The show features design by Tim Shortall, lighting design by Ben Ormerod, and sound design by John Leonard.

Upcoming shows at the Menier Chocolate Factory include Alex Edelman’s Just For Us and the European premiere of the Pulitzer-winning play Marjorie Prime. Find out more about shows at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

The Sex Party is at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Photo credit: The Sex Party cast (Photo courtesy of production)

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