Bakersfield Mist at Duchess Theatre from 10th May 2014

Inspired by true events, this dazzling new comedy by Stephen Sachs asks what makes art and people truly authentic? BAKERSFIELD MIST marks the return to the London stage of Kathleen Turner, for the first time since her award-winning tour-de-force performance in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She will play opposite Olivier and Tony Award winner Ian McDiarmid (Life of Galileo, Faith Healer) directed by Evening Standard award-winner, Polly Teale.

Maude has bought a painting for a few bucks from the thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock, in fact she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel Percy, arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, the pair engage in a verbal punch-up and do more than just talk art.

NB Productions Ltd. and Sonia Friedman Productions
In association with Darren Bagert/Martin Massman and Chris & Kelbe Bensinger

Author: Stephen Sachs
Cast: Kathleen Turner, Ian McDiarmid
Director: Polly Teale
Set & Costume Designer: Tom Piper
Lighting: Oliver Fenwick
Sound: Jon Nichols
Press: Jo Allan PR
Marketing: Nimax and JHI
Promotions: Bright Green Promotions Ltd
Date on sale: Friday 24th January 2014 – 10am
Booking Period dates: 10th May 2014 – 30th August 2014
Performance: Monday – Saturday: 7:30pm, Thursday & Saturday: 3pm
First midweek matinee: Thursday 22nd May 2014: 3pm
First weekend matinee: Saturday 17th May 2014: 3pm
Press Night: Tuesday 27th May 2014: 7pm
Running time: 1h 40m
Number of intervals: None

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Priority Fan-Sale: The Book of Mormon at Prince of Wales Theatre

It has been confirmed that a London production of The Book of Mormon will begin preview performances in the West End at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 25 February 2013 with tickets released for general sale on 13 September 2012. 

Nine 2011 Tony Awards say it’s the Best Musical of the Year.  Vogue says, “It’s the funniest musical of all time.”  And The New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.”  It’s The Book of Mormon, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez.  Time Out New York calls it “Musical comedy heaven. The most exuberantly entertaining Broadway musical.”

The Book of Mormon will be produced in the West End by Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin and Sonia Friedman Productions.

Producers are offering excited fans the opportunity to book tickets for the preview period in February and March 2013. 

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Playful and Sonia Friedman Productions: Hay Fever at the Noel Coward Theatre from 10 Feb 2012

Hay Fever, which is Noël Coward’s classic comedy of bad manners will open at The Noel Coward Theatre from 10 Feb 2012 to 2 June 2012. The play is directed by Howard Davies, produced by Playful Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions.

For the first time since its renaming and refurbishment, one of Noël Coward’s most well known plays will be performed at the Noël Coward Theatre. Howard Davies is to direct Lindsay Duncan in Coward’s Hay Fever, reuniting the director and actor who together received seven major international theatre awards for their 2001 collaboration on Coward’s Private Lives. Duncan is joined by Jeremy Northam, Kevin McNally and Olivia Coleman in Coward’s sublime comedy of bad manners.

Cast includes: Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Northam, Kevin McNally, Olivia Colman.

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Sonia Friedman Productions: Betrayal at Comedy Theatre

Ian Rickson’s new production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall and Ben Miles and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

‘I’ve always rather liked Jerry. To be honest, I’ve always liked him rather more than I’ve liked you. Maybe I should have had an affair with him myself.’

Betrayal is a play written by Harold Pinter in 1978. Critically regarded as one of the English playwright’s major dramatic works, it features his characteristically economical dialogue, characters’ hidden emotions and veiled motivations, and their self-absorbed competitive one-upmanship, face-saving, dishonesty, and (self) deceptions.

The plot of Betrayal exposes different permutations of betrayal and kinds of betrayals occurring over a period of nine years, relating to a seven-year affair involving a married couple, Emma and Robert, and Robert’s “close friend” Jerry, who is also married, to a woman named Judith.

Born in 1930 in East London, playwright, screen writer, director, political activist and actor Harold Pinter wrote thirty-two plays, twenty-two screenplays and directed thirty-six theatre productions. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005, and was awarded the Companion of Honour in 2002. His many awards include the Laurence Olivier Award and the Moliere D’Honneur for Lifetime Achievement, the European Theatre Award and the Legion d’Honneur.

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