WHAT THE NIGHT IS FOR CANCELS ALL WEDNESDAY MATINEES


WHAT THE NIGHT IS FOR CANCELS ALL WEDNESDAY MATINEES

Michael Weller's What the Night Is For starring TV's X-files Gillian Anderson has cancelled all Wednesday Matinees at the Comedy Theatre. No announcement has been made to why, but it is thought poor box office reciepts are to blame.

The play, which also features Roger Allam , opened to mixed notices from the popular press in September this year: THE STAGE says, "[Anderson/Allam] Delightful and engaging stage partnership." TIME OUT says, "Sadly she [Anderson] too is a disappointment - like the script, all cliched gestures and voices." THE DAILY MAIL says, "Weller's dialogue is slick, sensitive and often funny - but funny-droll, never funny-hilarious." THE INDEPENDENT says, "Weller's uninspired writing is not redeemed by the unconvincing acting." THE GUARDIAN says, "A play both painfully honest and unexpectedly funny." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "There are moments during this dire new play that plumb such excruciating depths of embarrassment that I felt like screaming....This one is a pure, unmitigated stinker."

The play is directed by John Caird, designed by Tim Haley with lighting by Paul Pyant.

Gillian Anderson plays Melinda Metz, a married woman, who after many years, once again meets her married ex-lover. He comes to her hotel room for dinner - and one passionate night of honesty and deceit, hope and regret.

Uncompromising in its attitude towards modern marriage and infidelity, What The Night Is For directly addresses the question: Is the person you are with the right one? Or are they still out there, living another life?

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