"You laugh uproariously...it's a silly person who doesn't"
David Mamet's Romance is an uproarious courtroom farce which lampoons the American judicial system and exposes the hypocrisy surrounding personal prejudices and political correctness. Wildly humorous and often gob-smackingly outrageous, America's Newsday described Romance as 'Flagrantly foul and so much fun...a giddy, glorious, bad taste valentine.'
Romance marks the first play by David Mamet to be produced at the Almeida. His other work includes Glengarry Glen Ross (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize), American Buffalo and Speed-the-Plow.
Lindsay Posner has also directed three of Mamet's other plays; A Life in the Theatre, Oleanna, and Sexual Perversity in Chicago in London's West End and Pinter's The Birthday Party, currently at the Duchess Theatre.
John Mahoney will play the Judge. He has appeared on the London stage in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of The Man Who Came To Dinner at the Barbican in 1998. He is widely recognised for his role as Marty Crane in Frasier, for which he has received an Emmy award.
Director: Lindsay Posner
Design: Peter McKintosh
Lighting Design: Neil Austin
Cast Includes: Geff Francis, Nigel Lindsay, John Mahoney, Paul Ready, Nick Sampson, Colin Stinton, Nicholas Woodeson
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