Michael Frayn: writer with many talents
Frayn is one of those rare masters of both drama and the novel. This stage version of Matchbox Theatre will be an interesting overlap interaction of these talents. He is renowned, not only as a playwright (with successful plays ranging from farce, Noises Off, to dramas Copenhagen and Democracy), but also as a journalist, novelist, screenwriter and philosopher. And has achieved the rare feat of being critically acclaimed for both novels and plays, having been bestowed with countless awards for both mediums, including 1998 Evening Standard Award for Best Play of the Year and the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play (Copenhagen), as well as being given the Whitbread Best Novel Award for Spies (the same year that the main Whitbread Prize went to his wife, Claire Tomalin).
Michael Frayn: new play at Hampstead Theatre
Frayn has always had an acute sense of the theatrical genre and how to manipulate it. In perhaps his most famous work, Noises Off, the audience hears the same script in the first and second acts, but sees the play from different perspectives. We are intrigued to see if this latest play gives us the best of both literary and theatrical worlds, or just a dramatic book reading.
|What||Matchbox Theatre, Hampstead Theatre|
|Where||Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Swiss Cottage (underground)|
25 Apr 15 – 06 Jun 15, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£10 - £35|
|Website||Click here to book via Hampstead Theatre|