THE FURIES / LAND OF THE DEAD / HELTER SKELTER MEDIA RELEASE
A Trilogy by Neil LaBute
Including the British premiere of The Furies
Tues 16 – Sat 20 February
This trilogy by award-winning playwright, screenwriter and film director Neil LaBute combines the British premiere of his latest piece The Furies, with Dialogue’s critically acclaimed sell-out hit at The Bush Theatre - Helter Skelter / Land Of The Dead. The plays will feature a new cast, including Frances Grey (River City) and Stuart Laing (EastEnders).
In this gripping trilogy of short plays, LaBute charts the trajectories of three different couples in contemporary America and their responses to sudden changes in their lives. A gay couple meet after a major bust-up to assess their future, the events of 9/11 make decisions made by one woman on her way to an abortion clinic irrevocable and a middle class couple go into meltdown when a man refuses to let his heavily pregnant wife use his mobile phone.
Neil LaBute’s recent hits include Autobahn, Fat Pig, Some Girls (West End), This is How it Goes (Donmar) and In a Dark Dark House (Almeida). Films include Nurse Betty, In the Company of Men and The Shape of Things.
Frances Grey’s stage work includes: Twilight of the Gods & Pyrenees (Paines Plough), Relocated (Royal Court), Monks (Royal Lyceum), Platonov (Almeida). TV includes River City (series regular Marianne McKee), Casualty, Taggart, Messiah, Foyle’s War, Sea of Souls.
Stuart Laing’s stage work includes: Blowing Whistles (Leicester Sq. Theatre), Drowning on Dry Land (Salisbury Playhouse), Season’s Greetings (Liverpool Playhouse), A Streetcar Named Desire (Theater Clywd). TV includes: Rob Minter in EastEnders, Spooks, Murphy’ Law, Casualty, Holby, The Bill, Wire in the Blood.
Patrick Driver’s stage work includes Faith Healer, Drowning on Dry Land and Othello (Salisbury Playhouse), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, London Assurance and Volpone (Royal Exchange Manchester). TV includes The Office (BBC), Peep Show and The Last Chancers (C4).
Dialogue is a distinctive company building a reputation for premiering the best international work, including Top Dogs (Southwark Playhouse & tour), Monsieur Ibrahim & The Flowers of The Qur’an (Bush & tour), Wedding Day at The Cro-Magnons (Soho). Future projects include international hit Scorched by award-winning Lebanese writer Wajdi Mouawad. This is their debut at the Citizens Theatre.
Patricia Benecke directs all Dialogue shows. Working in both the UK and Germany, productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Potsdam), The Miser, Realism (Bonn), Shining City, Woman&Scarecrow (Dortmund), By the Bog of Cats (Heilbronn), Miss Julie (Colchester).
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Recommended for age 15 plus. Contains strong language.
Tues 16- Sat 20 Feb, 7.30pm
0141 429 0022 / www.citz.co.uk
PRESS NIGHT: Tues 16 February, 7.30pm
Full price: £12 full price (concessions available)
Tuesdays: all seats £7
Director Patricia Benecke
Designer Sara Perks
Lighting John Harris
Music Nikola Kodjabashia
Cast Patrick Driver, Frances Grey, Stuart Laing
For further information: Dialogue Productions
This tour is generously supported by Arts Council England and Interact, one of the UK’s leading training and role-play companies, through its Meridian Theatre trust. This is the third Dialogue project they have supported and reflects their continued invaluable relationship with the company. Since 1996, Interact have successfully adapted drama techniques and practice for use in a wide range of business environments and then, uniquely, used the profits from this activity to pro-actively fund theatre practitioners. For further information: www.interact.eu.comReturn to Press