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Beric Wickens and Ivanoe Norona in Dealers Choice

Andrew Newbon in Dealers Choice

Ivanoe Norona and Andrew Newbon in Dealers Choice

Richard Toynton & Andrew Newbon and Ivanoe Norona in Dealers Choice

Jacob Friett and Ivanoe Norona in Dealers Choice

Richard Toynton in Dealers Choice

Richard Toynton, Andrew Newbon, Ivanoe Norona, Beric Wickens & Jacob Friett and Paul Friett in Dealers Choice

Ivanoe Norona & Beric Wickens and Jacob Friett in Dealers Choice

Jacob Friett in Dealers Choice

Richard Toynton and Andrew Newbon in Dealers Choice

Ivanoe Norona and Richard Toynton in Dealers Choice

Beric Wickens and Andrew Newbon in Dealers Choice

Andrew Newbon & Paul Friett and Richard Toynton in Dealers Choice

Ivanoe Norona and Richard Toynton in Dealers Choice

Beric Wickens and Jacob Friett in Dealers Choice

Ivanoe Norona in Dealers Choice

Ivanoe Norona and Andrew Newbon in Dealers Choice

Ivanoe Norona and Paul Friett in Dealers Choice

Beric Wickens in Dealers Choice

Andrew Newbon and Paul Friett in Dealers Choice

Dealers Choice

by Patrick Marber

14th to 21st January 2017



Introducing the first play of Patrick Marber, an English comedian, playwright, director, puppeteer, actor, and screenwriter.

Set in a restaurant and based around a game of poker (and partly inspired by his own experiences with gambling addiction), it opened at the at the National Theatre (Cottesloe) in February 1995 where it won both the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writers' Guild Award for Best West End Play.

This play, is ostensibly about a card school viewed through one night of poker. However, this is merely a metaphor for the masculine obsessions to win and lose and the inability to communicate and bond, let alone build long term relationships.

"Here in one tense, intense, evening that takes us from the emptyish upstairs of a London restaurant down into the basement for the weekly staff poker session - and swings from sublime repartee to wounded rage - Marber shows us human nature at its most guarded and exposed."

 

Daily Telegraph.