This production began performances on 1st May, officially opened on 8th May and closed on 5th July 2008.
Explosive and gobsmacking.
A remarkable and unforgettable piece of theatre.
The Daily Telegraph
Polly Stenham's multi-award-winning debut play That Face played at the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season from 8th May, starring Lindsay Duncan, Rebecca Eve, Hannah Murray, Matt Smith, Catherine Steadman and Julian Wadham.
Polly Stenham's first play, That Face, was written when she was just nineteen and received its world premiere in April last year at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs having been developed through the Royal Court's Young Writers Programme. Stenham went on to receive both the Evening Standard's Charles Wintour Award and Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, as well as the TMA Award for Best Play.
The cast of That Face were nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. Polly Stenham has received a substantial grant from the UK Film Council to adapt her play for the big screen.
Emotional power in the mother of all debuts.
LINDSAY DUNCAN – Martha
REBECCA EVE – Alice
HANNAH MURRAY – Mia
MATT SMITH – Henry
CATHERINE STEADMAN – Izzy
JULIAN WADAM – Hugh
POLLY STENHAM – Playwright
JEREMY HERRIN – Director
MIKE BRITTON – Designer
NATASHA CHIVERS – Lighting Designer
EMMA LAXTON – Sound Designer