This production began performances on 6th December 2007 and closed on 29th March 2008.
This is it. This is the play that will remind you why we go to the theatre. Unmissable.
When a stranger joins the regular poker game at Stephen's restaurant, the stakes are high and winning has its price. An explosive and hilarious evening unfolds as father and son are pitted against each other and friendships are tested to breaking point.
This brilliant revival of Patrick Marber’s drama is about poker players, but really it’s about obsession; how it drives and torments you, saves or destroys you. Samuel West’s masterly Menier production boasts a 24-carat cast.
The Menier Chocolate Factory's record-breaking, sold-out production of Patrick Marber's play, directed by Samuel West, transferred to Trafalgar Studios for a West End season.
Following huge critical acclaim and a sold-out season at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Dealer's Choice transferred to the Trafalgar Studios in London's West End for a strictly limited season from 6 December.
Actor-Director Samuel West (former artistic director of the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield) returns to London to direct the first major London revival of Patrick Marber's debut play Dealer's Choice.
The play premiered at the National Theatre and received the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writer's Guild Award for Best West End Play.
Marber's other work includes Closer (both the stage play and the screenplay) and the screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film Notes on a Scandal, starring Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett.
An extraordinary cast includes Samuel Barnett (The History Boys; Mrs Henderson Presents); Ross Boatman (8 series of London's Burning); Roger Lloyd Pack (Only Fools and Horses; The Vicar of Dibley; Harry Potter); Jay Simpson (Foyle's War; Primeval; Rome); Malcolm Sinclair (The History Boys; V for Vendetta; Casino Royale) and Stephen Wight (Don Juan in Soho).
A beautifully pitched production by Samuel West
SAMUEL BARNETT – Carl
ROSS BOATMAN – Sweeney
ROGER LLOYD PACK – Ash
JAY SIMPSON – Frankie
MALCOLM SINCLAIR – Stephen
STEPHEN WIGHT – Mugsy
PATRICK MARBER – Playwright
SAMUEL WEST – Director
TOM PIPER – Designer
NEIL AUSTIN – Lighting Designer
GARETH OWEN – Sound Designer
TERRY FAVIES – Composer