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The Open House

by Will Eno; Directed by Michael Boyd

23 November - 23 December 2017

The Open House

The Open House

The Open House

The Open House

The Open House

The Open House

The Open House

The Open House

The Open House

The Open House

The Open House

The Open House

Overview

4 Star Rating "Boyd and his cast work beautifully" Financial Times

4 Star Rating "Michael Boyd's production is meticulous, packed full of telling detail and shaped by five terrific performances" - Whatsonstage

"Dazzling ... Michael Boyd's precise production is powered by a strong cast ... sends you out buzzing" - The Times 

Son and daughter have come home to celebrate Mother and Father's wedding anniversary, but the atmosphere is strained and the dog is nowhere to be seen. Just as they hit stalemate, things start to take an unexpected turn...

The Ustinov is delighted to unite the talents of Michael Boyd, former Artistic Director of the RSC with the multi award-winning Will Eno, one of America's leading contemporary playwrights.

Greg Hicks plays Father, returning to the Ustinov after starring in Play Strindberg, and having recently starred in the title role of Richard III at the Arcola Theatre. His other stage credits include The Tempest, All’s Well That Ends Well, Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale and Julius Caesar all for the RSC.Playing the role of Daughter, Lindsey Campbell’s previous work for Ustinov Studio includes Right Now, The Harvest and The Big Meal, and recent screen credits include Silent Witness and Pumped.

The cast also includes Teresa Banham, whose extensive theatre credits include A Chorus of Disapproval (West End), Heresy of Love (RSC), Measure for Measure (RSC), The Father (Chichester Festival), Snake in the Grass (Old Vic); Crispin Letts’ stage credits include The Entertainer (West End), The Servant (Lyric Hammersmith), An Inspector Calls (West End) and Othello, Wind in the Willows, Machine Wreckers all for National Theatre; andrecent RADA graduate Ralph Davis is a recent RADA graduate, who recently starred in King Lear at Shakespeare’s Globe

Will Eno's Broadway debut play, The Realistic Joneses, was named Best Play on Braodway by USA Today, and Best American Play of 2014 by The Guardian. The Open House won the Obie Award for Playwriting, the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding PLlay and was on both TIME Magazine and Time Out New York's Top Ten Plays of 2014.

Michael Boyd returns to the Ustinov Studio after previous successes with Right Now, The Harvest and The Big Meal.


Sculpture: Joanne Cooke     www.joannecooke.com

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  • Reviews

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    Dazzling ... Michael Boyd's precise production is powered by a strong cast ... sends you out buzzing - The Times 

    4 Star Rating Michael Boyd's production is meticulous, packed full of telling detail and shaped by five terrific performances - Whatsonstage

    A humorous perspective on all the joys and pitfalls of family life ... delivers enough sparky one-liners to fuel a stand-up comedian ... Very well done with faultless performances - Bath Chronicle

    A roller-coaster of laughs and shocks, dark reality and surreal comedy ... Changes of pace that keep you on the edge of your seat ... an excellent cast - Fine Times Recorder

    Thereare too many good lines to share - Bristol 24/7

    This compact and captivating work about family dynamics darkened and deepened into my favourite play of the year - New York Daily News, Top Ten Plays of 2014 List

    Anarchic and deliciously clever - Huffington Post

    Mr Eno ... has established himself as one of the most vital, distinctive voices in the American Theater over the past decade. Once encountered, his style is not likely to be forgotten - New York Times

     

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  • Cast

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    Teresa Banham - Mother 

    Greg Hicks - Father 

    Lindsey Campbell - Daughter 

    Crispin Letts - Uncle 

    Ralph Davis - Son

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    Thursday 23rd November  - Saturday 23rd December

    Evenings: Mon - Sat 7.45pm, Matinees Thurs & Sat 2.30pm (not Thurs 23rd Nov)

    Press Performance: Wed 29th Nov, 7pm

    Tickets: £22.50 / £17.50 discounts.

    Preview Performances - 23 - 29 Nov, and all Mondays, All seats £15

    Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes, no interval

    A booking fee of £1.25 per ticket applies.

    Please note: from Monday 24th April 2017, all prices in the Main House and Ustinov Studio incur a booking fee of £1.25 per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked. Please note all prices in the egg theatre incur a booking fee of 50p per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked.  

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