Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Drowning On Dry Land

Drowning on Dry Land - directed by Rachel's husband Guy Retallack - opens at the Jermyn Street Theatre on Tuesday 22nd February and runs for 4 weeks. It has a great cast - including Les Dennis - and prices are very reasonable, so if you get a chance, check it out.

22nd February to 19th March 2011

Danielle Tarento
The London Premiere of
Alan Ayckbourn’s



Alan Ayckbourn's deliciously dark comedy charts the unravelling life of celebrity Charlie Conrad. And what is Charlie's talent that has endeared him to the public? That's the problem: he hasn't got one. He's a national hero for being unable to do anything competently, a celebrated failure.
When Charlie has an encounter with Marsha, a clown known as Mr. Chortles, his career, his marriage and his life go into freefall. What chance does the hapless Charlie have for survival? Will he be able to deal with the emerging truth about his life? And what about Mr Chortles?
Drowning on Dry Land exposes our current obsession with celebrity for its own sake, demonstrating how celebrities can be destroyed as quickly as they are made.

Russell Bentley, Christopher Coghill, Les Dennis, Mark Farrelly,
Siobhan Hewlett, Helen Mortimer, Emma Swain


Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm Saturday/Sunday matinees 3.30pm
NO performance matinee on Sunday 13th March
additional performance Monday 14th March

Tickets: £20.00 £15.00 concessions
Previews (Feb 22nd and 23rd) all tickets £12.00
Saturday matinees all tickets £15.00

Call the Box Office for further information on: 020 7287 2875


Rachael.Hughes said...

You know I would go but I have a horrible fear of clowns-Would actually die, if I was trapped in a theatre with one!!!!!!

Andy said...

Sorry to hear that Rachael.

I'm actually half way through readng IT by Stephen King so I know exactly where you're coming from.

Rosie said...

I think im gonna go and see this at some point - sounds pretty up my street!

Sophie Chadwick said...

Hi - I'm also in 'Drowning in Dry Land' (playing Linzi) but not in London - in Deal (Kent). It's being performed by the Guild Players who've been going since 1956 and we're all coming up to London in a couple of weeks to check out your version! It will be fun to see how the characters are portrayed, and we're all very excited about it...

Anonymous said...

Wow oh wow... What a fabulous performance of drowning on dry land last night. Brilliant natural actors. Fantastic. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through - you never knew what was gonna happen next. Absolutely loved it. Brilliantly produced and directed. Believable and very talented cast. Would love to go again. What a treat. Thank you!