Howard
Katz

By Patrick Marber

Production synopsis Howard Katz, aggressive Jewish showbiz agent of C-list celebrities, has hit a major mid-life crisis.

The play veers between comedy and near tragedy as we follow Katz on the journey to find himself again. Traced through darkly comic and almost dream-like flashbacks, Patrick Marber’s play comprises the dizzying fall of its eponymous hero from successful showbiz agent and family man, as scene by scene, with a near-ridiculous pileup of disasters: he loses a major client, learns that his father is heartbroken because his mistress dumped him, argues hurtfully with his father about the past, copes with his father’s death, splits with his wife, loses his job, gets mugged, wastes his remaining money, fights with his brother, suffers sexual dysfunction with a prostitute, contemplates suicide and begs an unanswering God for answers.

This production is an opportunity to be more than yourself and help the audience answer the question, Who is Howard Katz?

“…A dream-play, a nightmare-play, a sad-funny life and death play. A must.” –Sunday Times (London)

04 Feb

11 Feb

7:45pm


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"Sometimes losing yourself is all you need to find yourself."

Running Time

Approximate running time 2¼ hours, including interval.

Content

This play contains smoking.

Accessibility

We have excellent accessibility, including a seat for a wheelchair user, a lift to the upper level and an induction loop. Please contact enquiries@thegwt.org.uk should you have any questions or additional needs regarding the comfort of your visit.

Theatre Credit

This amateur production of Howard Katz is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Howard Katz

04 Feb

11 Feb

7:45pm


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Cast

Richard Toynton Howard Katz
Brenda Joyce Ellie
TBC Jo
Paul Redfern Bernie/ Jim/ Greg/ Martin/ Fred/ Pit Boss
Jennifer Walker Natalie/ Marcia/ Cheryl/ Casino Dealer
TBC Jess/ Viv/ Tina/ Mother of boy/ Casino Manager
John Wilson Norman/ Waiter/ Security Guard/ Casino Inspector
TBC Robin/ Ricky/ Bell Boy/ Felix/ Waiter
Leon Taylor Ollie/ Boy
Huw Shearer Ollie/ Boy

Crew

Melinda Hunt Director
TBC Stage Manager
Dave Kerry Design
Cyrus Schroff Lighting Design and Operation
James McLeod Sound Design and Operation
Margaret Young Wardrobe
Liz Colburn Wardrobe
TBC Properties
TBC Clerk of Works

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