The Other Palace (St James)


12 Nov 2014 - 13 Dec 2014

£15.00 - £40.00

Pro reviewers rating
10 reviews

4.1 out of 5.0
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0 reviews

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London, 1950.
Private and public worlds collide when author Will Trenting’s knighthood attracts the glare of the British press. Will is forced to battle against the exposure of his secret life and the double standards of a society bent on destroying him.


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“Today’s audiences will face competing demands on their prejudices: any initial inclination to license this top novelist’s”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Revival of 1950s celebrity scandal drama is a topical triumph”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“I thought the play was a stunning rediscovery at the Finborough, an intriguing statement of the playwright's dual personality as”

Michael Coveney (What's on Stage, The Stage, Independent)

“One of the many virtues of McIntyre’s production is that it leaves us to work out the story’s implications. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“The Stage One season for emerging producers at the St James concludes with an important theatrical rediscovery by producer Nicol”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

“The period trappings of Emlyn Williams’s scandalous 1950 play do it no favours”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

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