**** - Sunday Telegraph
’A Fiercely good night out’ - Daily Express
Following huge critical acclaim and a sold-out season at The Menier Chocolate Factory, DEALER’S CHOICE transfers to the Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End for a strictly limited season from 6 December.
When a stranger joins the regular poker game at Stephen’s restaurant the stakes are high and winning has its price. An explosive and hilarious evening unfolds as father and son are pitted against each other and friendships are tested to breaking point.
Samuel West (former artistic director of the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield) returns to London to direct the first major London revival of Patrick Marber’s debut play Dealer’s Choice. The play premiered at the National Theatre and received the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writer’s Guild Award for Best West End Play. Marber ‘s other work includes Closer, for which he wrote the stage play and later the screenplay. Patrick also wrote the screenplay for the Oscar nominated film Notes On A Scandal, starring Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett.
An extraordinary cast includes Samuel Barnett (The History Boys; Mrs
Henderson Presents); Ross Boatman (Frankie in the original West End
production, also 8 series of London’s Burning); Roger Lloyd Pack (Only
Fools and Horses; The Vicar of Dibley; Harry Potter); Jay Simpson
(Foyle’s War; Primeval; Rome); Malcolm Sinclair (The History Boys; V
for Vendetta; Casino Royale) and Stephen Wight (Don Juan in Soho).
‘Thrilling’ - Evening Standard
‘Superb’ - Times
‘Hilarious’ - Daily Mail