“Andrew Scott stars as narcissistic actor Garry Essendine who declares “Everyone worships me, it’s nauseating.” This is such a tricky play to get right because, although it drips with bon mots, in the wrong hands its simply not very funny for modern tastes. Why should we be interested in a self-obsessed man around whom women flutter like moths to a light? The answer is because in the right hands—and those may well belong to director Matthew Warchus—this can be as much tragedy as comedy in its dissections of the deceptive illusions of theatre itself and the personas we present to the world.”
‘I knew how deep your longing must be to have someone really to love you, to be with you, when I saw that dreadful prostitute come out of the spare room.’
‘That was not a prostitute. It was the husband of one of my dearest friends!’
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