20 Nov 2008 - 17 Jan 2009

In a Dark Dark House

European Premiere

By Neil LaBute

Directed By Michael Attenborough

Ticket prices: £6 - £29.50

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"We just don’t click as people. Shame that we had to end up related"

Brothers Terry and Drew are worlds apart. The extraordinary circumstances of their reunion force them to relive the carefully forgotten memories of their childhood.

An encounter with a pretty girl putting holes on her father’s miniature golf course sends out shockwaves that mean their lives will never be the same again.

This explosive new drama by the controversial Neil LaBute explores the depths of family loyalty with powerful and moving results.

Previously the Almeida Theatre has presented premieres of LaBute's The Distance from Here, Bash, The Shape of Things and The Mercy Seat. LaBute's films include In the Company of Men, Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession and Wicker Man.

Dates & Tickets

Thu 20 Nov 2008 - Sat 17 Jan 2009

Talkback Tue 6 January 2009

Stay in the auditorium after the performance to have your questions answered by members of the In a Dark Dark House company.  Free to same day ticket holders.

Evening performances 7.30pm
Saturday matinees 3pm

 

Steven Mackintosh’s recent theatre credits include My Zinc Bed for the Royal Court, The Woman in Black for the Fortune Theatre and Cops for Greenwich Theatre. His film work includes The Jacket, Underworld: Evolution, The Escapist, Tulse Luper Suitcases, The Mother, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Land Girls, Prick Up Your Ears and the forthcoming Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, The Daisy Chain and Good. His television credits include The Amazing Mrs Pritchard in which he played opposite Jane Horrocks, The Other Boleyn Girl, Our Mutual Friend, Care, The Buddha of Suburbia and Sweet Revenge.

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"LaBute loads his dice in a fascinating way and Michael Attenborough’s involving production has two remarkable, unstrained performances from David Morrissey and Steven Mackintosh"

Whatsonstage.com

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"Presented with skill...the play has a troubling fascination... Steven Mackintosh invests [Drew] with a vulnerable charm... Kira Sternbach endows the adolescent girl with a provocative sassiness"

The Guardian

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"David Morrissey, an actor with Liam Neeson bear-like qualities, turns the older brother into an absorbing tragic everyman"

Daily Mail

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"Michael Attenborough's taut production... Drew brilliantly played by Steven Mackintosh"

Evening Standard

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"A highly charged journey…Steven Mackintosh [gives] a clever performance… David Morrissey is brutal, full of fury and loneliness"

Metro

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"Morrissey is masterly here… the same is true of the script"

Financial Times

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"Morrissey is masterly here… the same is true of the script"

The Times

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"Steven Mackintosh is whip-sharp"

Observer

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"Steven Mackintosh is whip-sharp"

The Stage

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"Steven Mackintosh is whip-sharp"

The Daily Telegraph

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"Two adult brothers played with desolate brilliance by David Morrissey and Steven Mackintosh"

Sunday Express

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"Propelled by impassioned performances"

London Paper

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Additional information

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes, with no interval.
Please arrive in good time as latecomers may only be admitted after 40 minutes.

Cast & Creatives

Steven Mackintosh
David Morrissey
Kira Sternbach

Writer Neil LaBute
Director Michael Attenborough
Design Lez Brotherston
Lighting Howard Harrison

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