That Face

Oct. 26 to Nov. 21, 2009
BERKELEY STREET THEATRE DOWNSTAIRS

Produced by Nightwood in co-production with the Canadian Stage Company

Written by POLLY STEHNAM
Directed by KELLY THORNTON
Starring SONJA SMITS, Nigel Bennett, Bethany Jillard, Athena Karkanis, Teresa Labriola and Kristopher Turner

“One of the most astonishing debuts I have seen in more than 30 years…fresh, passionate and blackly comic – exhilarating…a remarkable and unforgettable piece of theatre.”   Daily Telegraph

Mia is at boarding school. She has access to drugs. They are Martha’s. Henry has dropped out of school. He has access to alcohol. From Martha. Martha controls their lives. Martha is their mother.

That Face is a powerful and darkly comic exploration of children who become parents to their parents. A dazzling debut by Polly Stenham that recently took London’s West End by storm, That Face is an explosive portrayal of an affluent family in freefall.

Winner of the Evening Standard Award and was written when Stenham was only 19 years old.

 

 

 

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