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Duke of York's Theatre
St Martins Lane WC2N 4BG
That Face
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Show Details
Preview 1st May 08
Opens 9th May08
Closes 5th July 08
Show Times
Monday - Saturday 7.30 pm
Matinée Weds & Sat 2.30 pm

Local Info
Top Class restaurants nearby;

Beotys (Greek & Trad English)
79 St Martin's Lane
020 7836 8768
Spaghetti House (Italian)
30 St Martin's Lane
020 7836 8168
Browns (British)
82 St Martin's Lane
020 7845 7100

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Polly Stenham wrote a play that has been placed on a par with Tenessee Williams. A fresh new play written for the stage hits the West end with no singing and dancing. It has been lauded for depth of feeling, humour and passion.  This is a play to go and see. The performances have all been given great reviews also. Michael Billington said they were 'highly accomplished'. Praise from the Guardian.

The Story
A rich family falls apart because the father has left for an easier life in Hong Kong and the mother is what the upper classes call a 'soak'. Wine by the crate lifts the tensions between the mother and her older children who are sufficiently uninhibited to make a great play that shows that money isn't everything - in fact it isn't anything much without a purpose and perhaps some meaning in a body's life.

Tempting as it is to castigate the predicament of those with too much money and too little imagination, the play steers clear of moralistic stances on anything from continual drinking to intimate family problems.  The wit of relaxed repartee steers through some tricky moments and makes this a comic performance that anyone who loves good theatre should add to their list.  Not all art is fun fun fun for all the family though it is funny.

Martha  - Lindsay Duncan  • Mia - Hannah Murray  • Henry - Matt Smith  • Izzy - Catherine Steadman  • Hugh - Julian Wadham

Director - Jeremy Herrin  • Design - Mike Britton • Lighting - Natasha Chivers     • Sound - Emma Laxton
© 2008 Updated 26th July 2008