About In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play
Late 19th Century New York State........a time of great innovation and social change.
Whilst enthusiasm grows amongst the well-to-do for the new electric light bulb, Dr Givings has been working on his own strange electrical device. His aim is to treat female hysteria, but his first patient emerges from her first session glowing and keen to return…
In The Next Room or the vibrator play is a provocative, touching and entertaining story about sex and intimacy.
★★★★‘Sarah Ruhl has come up with something rather wonderful: a period drama that is funny, original and genuinely touching’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★‘Like Ibsen with orgasms’ The Times
★★★★‘Laurence Boswell’s beautifully acted production’ The Independent
★★★★ ‘A witty delight’ Sunday Express
★★★★ ‘A wise, funny and moving play’ Financial Times
Directed by Laurence Boswell, the cast at the St James Theatre includes Jason Hughes (This Life, Midsomer Murders, Design For Living) as Dr Givings, Natalie Casey (Abigail’s Party, Legally Blonde, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Catherine Givings.