Accolade moves to the St James Theatre from the Finborough

★★★★

‘A REVELATION’

The Financial Times

After a successful run at my favourite small theatre, the Finborough,  Blanche McIntyre’s much heralded revival of the 1950 play by Emlyn Williams makes its way to the St. James Theatre.  The play about love, lust, sex and English prurience and hypocrisy won the Critic’s Circle Best Newcomer award and the best Off West End production of the year by Time Out. The play  follows a knighted writer whose work on the more sordid side wins him plaudits, but, perhaps unsurprisingly, the truth about his own dealings is far from squeaky clean.

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.

Rising star Director Blanche McIntyre (Best Director 2013, UK Theatre Awards) directs Emlyn Williams’ tale of sex, scandal and blackmail. As relevant now as when it first shocked audiences in 1950, this gripping thriller was awarded Time Out’s Best Off West End Production and three Off West End Awards including Best Production when it was presented at the Finborough Theatre in 2011.

‘Suspense filled, utterly authentic. It’s riveting viewing.’
Variety

‘Effortlessly contemporary and frighteningly relevant. Beg, borrow or steal to get a ticket.’
The Spectator

 ‘A stunning rediscovery. Firmly and favourably, between Rattigan and David Hare.’
Whatsonstage.com

– See more at: http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/events/accolade/#sthash.d59kd7RN.dpuf

***** Financial Times

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.

Rising star Director Blanche McIntyre (Best Director 2013, UK Theatre Awards) directs Emlyn Williams’ tale of sex, scandal and blackmail. As relevant now as when it first shocked audiences in 1950, this gripping thriller was awarded Time Out’s Best Off West End Production and three Off West End Awards including Best Production when it was presented at the Finborough Theatre in 2011.

‘Suspense filled, utterly authentic. It’s riveting viewing.’
Variety

‘Effortlessly contemporary and frighteningly relevant. Beg, borrow or steal to get a ticket.’
The Spectator

 ‘A stunning rediscovery. Firmly and favourably, between Rattigan and David Hare.’
Whatsonstage.com

– See more at: http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/events/accolade/#sthash.d59kd7RN.dpuf

 

 

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.

Rising star Director Blanche McIntyre (Best Director 2013, UK Theatre Awards) directs Emlyn Williams’ tale of sex, scandal and blackmail. As relevant now as when it first shocked audiences in 1950, this gripping thriller was awarded Time Out’s Best Off West End Production and three Off West End Awards including Best Production when it was presented at the Finborough Theatre in 2011.

‘Suspense filled, utterly authentic. It’s riveting viewing.’
Variety

‘Effortlessly contemporary and frighteningly relevant. Beg, borrow or steal to get a ticket.’
The Spectator

 ‘A stunning rediscovery. Firmly and favourably, between Rattigan and David Hare.’
Whatsonstage.com

– See more at: http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/events/accolade/#sthash.d59kd7RN.dpuf

Accolade | St James Theatre.

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