VenueDuke of York's Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From17th November 1997
To31st January 1998
What is currently on at Duke of York's Theatre (V392)
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The Chairs

The ChairsT611923509
An old couple live alone at the top of a building, their world has been destroyed by failure and humiliation. To justify their sad lives, they throw a party and invite guests from all walks of life to hear their story, told by a professional orator. This is a tragic farce, a black comedy, depicting the unreality of life and its emptiness, where the meaning is not in what is said but in the underlying passion and commitment.
Author Eugene Ionescu

Archive :: production:T611923509, play:S2752, venue:V392

Production details

Run extended


Director Simon McBurney
Adapted by Martin Crimp
Performer Geraldine McEwan
Performer Richard Briers
Company Theatre de Complicite

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