The Lightning Play archiveIt's Halloween in Hampstead, North London. Max Villiers, a celebrity ghost writer, and his wife Harriet host an impromptu party. Eddie, a failed monk is on top form, his date Jacklyn is equally keen to enthuse, while heavily pregnant Imogen and her straight-laced husband try to keep a sense of decorum. As Max connects up his first plasma TV, the evening is hijacked by interference from the past which sends the unlikely sextet hurtling inexorably towards the cocktail party from hell.


Eleanor David (Harriet), Matthew Marsh (Max Villiers), Adie Allen (Jacklyn Pettit), Christina Cole (Tabby Morris), Lloyd Hutchinson (Eddie Fox), Simon Kassianides (Burak), Katherine Parkinson (Imogen Cumberbatch), Orlando Seale (Marcus Cumberbatch)


Author: Charlotte Jones
Corporate Sponsor: Pinsent Masons
Producer: Almeida
Director: Anna Mackmin
Design(s): Lez Brotherston, Jon Driscoll (video)
Costume: Lez Brotherston
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
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The Lightning Play

The Lightning Play (Play) production archive for QTIX code T892063246. Details of all The Lightning Play archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1061442401

Archive Listings

9 Nov 06
6 Jan 07
Almeida Theatre
West End
Greater London

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