About Last Cigarette, The
The last word from one of Britain’s greatest dramatists, The Last Cigarette is a ground-breaking new production adapted by Hugh Whitemore and Simon Gray from Simon Gray’s literary masterpiece The Smoking Diaries:'cryingly funny and intensely moving' (The Daily Telegraph).
Richard Eyre directs a star cast Jasper Britton, Felicity Kendal and Nicholas Le Prevost in this heart-stopping and critically acclaimed production that is an unmissable theatrical event. Sardonic, humane, intelligent and often outrageously funny, it was completed just before the author’s death last summer.
Gray faced life - and death - with unflinching courage and defiant humanity; even when writing about his own mortality, he lost none of his prodigious talent to entertain. His other plays include Butley, Otherwise Engaged, Quartermaine's Terms, Hidden Laughter and The Common Pursuit, and his volumes of memoirs include Fat Chance, Enter a Fox, The Smoking Diaries and Coda.