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Ustinov Studio

Switzerland

  • Summer 2018
Switzerland

Event Information

SUMMER SEASON 2018
UK Premiere
Ustinov Studio
1 August - 1 September 2018

Ambassadors Theatre, London
10 November 2018 - 5 January 2019
BOOK HERE

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.

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

SUMMER SEASON 2018
UK Premiere

Ustinov Studio
1 August – 1 September 2018

Ambassadors Theatre, London
10 November 2018 – 5 January 2019
BOOK HERE

Starring Phyllis Logan as Patricia Highsmith, with Calum Finlay as Edward Ridgeway.

Written by Joanna Murray-Smith

Directed by Lucy Bailey

Designed by William Dudley