March 8th – Apr 2nd 2016, The Courtyard Theatre
Press Night: March 9th 2016, 7.30pm
English Repertory Theatre returns to London this Spring after last year’s “clear, passionate and full of snarky, sarky bite” (Time Out) Hamlet. In this new production, writer/director Gavin Davis presents his play The Narcissist, a searing look into the terrible and terrifying effect a narcissist can have on their family.
“an engrossing night at the theatre (….) controversial in the best sense” (British Theatre)
Charlie is 34, single, wealthy and having too much fun. His estranged mother, Pandora, his evidently brain damaged father and his parasite single brother, Felix, come to live with him. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the order of the day alongside a line or two, a tart and a large Gin and Tonic. Can love survive in this middle class Homecoming? The Narcissist is the blackest of comedies drawing on the most sinister of collectors, one which is always spelt with two “I”s.
“The most dangerous predators are ingeniously veiled. They lead secret lives. They lie effortlessly. They appear with a perfect public image that most people believe. In the shadows, when no one is looking, they do savage evil to their family members, their children and those that love them.”
**** “Messy, chaotic and hot-blooded, but fun as hell” (London City Nights)
English Repertory Theatre produce the highest quality productions of popular classical and contemporary British plays, bringing the traditional craft and values of the Repertory System back to the acting profession. Their production of Hamlet, starring a female Hamlet, played London, Oxford and Edinburgh last year to great acclaim, garnering 4 and 5 star reviews.