Ustinov Studio UK Premiere

Switzerland

"Creeps up on you and then has you on the edge of your seat" Sunday Telegraph
  • 1 August - 1 September

Event Information

SUMMER SEASON 2018
Wednesday 1 August - Saturday 1 September
Evenings 7.45pm
Thursday 9 August 7pm (press night)
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm (not 1 Aug)

It is 1995. In the Swiss Alps a reclusive author hides away in her study, surrounded by her collection of books and antique weaponry, finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes. The author is Patricia Highsmith, the queen of the thriller, now ageing and ailing. Vitriolic, bigoted and alcoholic, her eccentricities are the stuff of legend. Phyllis Logan will star as the renowned author

A polished young man turns up, sent by her New York publisher to persuade the great writer to pen one final instalment of her best-selling series featuring the master manipulator, Tom Ripley. But as day breaks over the mountains, it becomes clear that the charming stranger is set on a far more sinister mission.

Filled with razor-sharp dialogue, this chilling and sometimes hilarious two-hander unfolds into a gripping psychological thriller. Switzerland was the Winner of the Best New Australian Work at the Sydney Theatre Awards in 2014.

“Whether you’re a mad Highsmith fan, or you’ve never heard of her, you’ll be chilled and gripped, amused and seduced by this pitch-perfect psychological thriller” Sydney Morning Herald

Booking opens to Associates 19 May; Friends 21 May; Online 30 May.

UK Premiere

Wednesday 1 August – Saturday 1 September
Evenings 7.45pm
Thursday 9 August 7pm (press night)
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm (not 1 Aug)

All tickets £27.50 / £24.50 discounts

Preview performances  – 1-8 August & Mondays: All seats £22.50

All bookings are subject to a booking fee of £1.25 per ticket.

Phyllis Logan stars as Patricia Highsmith

Written by Joanna Murray-Smith

Directed by Lucy Bailey

Designed by William Dudley.

The Ustinov foyer and bar are open from one hour prior to the performance.

Doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to the performance unless otherwise stated.

The Box Office at the Ustinov Studio is open from approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.

There is a lift from the Foyer to the Stalls level of the Ustinov Studio. Access to the Circle level is by stair access only.

Full terms and conditions for ticket bookings can be found here