Kenny Morgan
Drama

Arcola

Kenny Morgan

20 Sep 2016 - 15 Oct 2016

£10.00 - £19.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

3.8 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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Say what you like but there’s been a crime committed. More than one I should say–

February, 1949. The tenants of a boarding house in Camden Town, alerted by the smell of gas from Number Three, discover a young man lying unconscious – and the signs of a suicide attempt. Hastening towards his address book, they phone the first name on the list, Mr Terence Rattigan.

A volatile tale of secrets and lies, destructive passions and unrequited love, this unflinching new play shines a light on the turbulent relationship between the actor Kenneth Morgan and Terrence Rattigan, one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated playwrights.

Drawing on the real-life events behind one of Rattigan’s greatest plays, The Deep Blue Sea, this heart-wrenching drama is back with its original cast after a critically-accliamed, sell-out run in May.

Arcola [Fringe,Off West End]

“Utterly engrossing... Something resembling vintage Rattigan but with all the nerve endings exposed... Unmissable. ”

Alun Hood (What's On Stage)

“Eloquent and moving new drama that illustrates depression in post-war Britain through a minor cause celebre. ”

Paul Vale (The Stage)

“Fascinating... theatrical archaeology... Elegant, plaintive new drama... A quietly blazing performance from Keating... Quality. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Keating conveys the growing panic of a man who can’t haul himself back on to solid ground... Eloquent and compassionate. ”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Bailey draws out some stunning performances including sharp cameos... Very fine. ”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Bailey’s beautifully modulated production is splendidly acted... Keating is brilliantly brittle and deeply moving. ”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Dutton: a terrific, rather likeable Rattigan... Melrose makes an incredible impression... Keating: remarkably intense. ”

West End Whingers

“Understated yet richly detailed... Morgan’s psyche, beautifully realised by Keating... A moving, challenging work. ”

Lucinda Everett (What's On Stage, Telegraph)

“Hugely convincing in its evocation of a grim, judgmental postwar Britain... Quite forgets to make us feel. ”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

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