Trevor Nunn directs Dessert by Oliver Cotton at the Southwark Playhouse

New play by Oliver Cotton

Trevor Nunn directs Dessert by Oliver Cotton at the Southwark Playhouse

Trevor Nunn will direct the world premiere of Dessert, a new play by Olivier Cotton at the Southwark Playhouse from 12 July to 5 August 2017 with an official opening on 18 July.

Following on from their previous collaboration on Daytona which ran at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Cotton's thought-provoking play about wealth, greed and the lengths to which people will go to claim what’s theirs is produced by David Adkin.

"A British financier and his wife host a lavish dinner party for their affluent American friends. The food is delicious, the conversation animated and dessert is on its way – when, from one second to another, the evening takes a sinister and alarming turn..."

The former Artistic Director of the National Theatre Trevor Nunn said of the collaboration: “Many actors, John Osborne, Harold Pinter, and for that matter, William Shakespeare, decided not only to act in plays but to write their own. I have known for many years that Oliver Cotton is of this number. I have so happily and often worked with him as an actor, and now I am hugely looking forward to encountering him in a different role when I direct his burningly relevant new play”.

Oliver Cotton’s writing credits include Daytona (Park Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket), Wet Weather Cover (King’s Head & Arts Theatre, London), The Incredible Journey of Sir Francis Younghusband, (Royal Court), The Enoch Show (Royal Court), and Man Falling Down (Shakespeare’s Globe).

The production features designs by Rachel Stone with lighting design by Derek Anderson and sound design by Sebastian Frost. Casting for the production is yet to be announced.

Dessert tickets are now on sale.


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