By David Mamet
Directed By Lindsay Posner
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.
Theatre: Caligula (Donmar Warehouse). For the RSC: Pericles, The Tempest, Henry VI Parts I, II & III, Timon of Athens, Oronoko. Of Mice and Men (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Beef No Chicken (Tricycle), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (New End), Macbeth (Leicester Haymarket), Burning Point (Tricylce), The Fatherland (Riverside Studios), Dragons Can’t Dance (Stratford East).
Television: The Singing Cactus, Bad Girls, Murder Squad, Red Cap, Roger Roger, Crossroads, Doctors, Holby City, Casualty, The Bill, Sharman, PorkPie, The Governor, Dangerfield, The Upper Hand, Boon - Xmas special, Alive and Kicking, South of the Border, A Box of Swan, Saracen, Desmonds, Les Girls, Home, Codename Kyril, Bust, A Roller Next Year, Rockcliffe's Babies, The Singing Detective, Zastorzzi.
Film: Dog Eat Dog, US Navy Seals, Jack and Sarah, For Queen and Country.
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