The Actor's Nightmare Tickets London Theatre

The Actor's Nightmare Tickets

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"Tell me, do you find me funny or do you find me disturbing?"

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Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang explores the entertainment industry through biting satire and surreal comedy. At once a celebration of show business and a touching reflection on what it means to be an artist, we are offered snapshots of the eccentric and absurd.

From Tennessee Williams to Euripides, tossing in a bit of Beckett, no renowned playwright is safe. Classic plays are warped and distorted - the outcome is both shocking and hilarious.

With a female-led creative team and an ensemble cast featuring: Meaghan Martin (Camp Rock), Kate Sumpter (The Little Drummer Girl), and Stefan Menaul (Dirty Dancing, West End), we journey through the ludicrous and lonely world of New York theatre, culminating in Durang’s iconic finale: The Actor’s Nightmare.

Especially curated by 3 hearts canvas into a cohesive, stand-alone piece, the production includes the UK Premiere of some of Durang’s finest works: Mrs Sorken; Desire, Desire, Desire; Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room; Woman Stand-Up; Medea and The Actor’s Nightmare.

Age Recommendation: 12+

Critic reviews

I felt for the five performers who demonstrated they have the skills to do well but not with this material

· West End Wilma

Nice performances, shame about the script

· The Times

Offbeat showcase of comic sketches that feels flat and formless despite committed performances

· The Stage

This is theatre for theatregoers and not all will appreciate or understand it

· The Upcoming

The Actor's Nightmare isn't a nightmare of a show per se but it isn't a dream either, only landing as a vain, unfortunate experiment

· Broadway World

Christopher Durang’s breezy sextet of plays takes the cast from pique to panic as he explores the insecurities of performing life

· The Guardian
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Date & time

Show ended
Tue 16 Jul - Sat 10 Aug, 3.15pm & 7.45pm
Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins


Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park N4 3JP London, UK · Get Directions

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