First Look: Production images: The Open House, a Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio and Print Room at the Coronet co-production
Production images are today released for the UK premiere of Will Eno’s award-winning play The Open House, directed by former Artistic Director of the RSC, Michael Boyd. The production will run at the Ustinov Studio until Saturday 23 December, with opening night for press onWednesday 29 November. It will then transfer to London from 18 January – 17 February 2018, playing at Notting Hill’s Print Room at the Coronet.
In Eno’s signature, inimitable style, The Open House offers a wildly subversive and darkly hilarious take on the archetypal family drama. The production stars Teresa Banham (A Chorus of Disapproval, West End; Heresy of Love, RSC) as Mother, Greg Hicks (Richard III, Arcola Theatre; The Tempest, RSC) as Father, Lindsey Campbell (Right Now, The Harvest, The Big Meal, Ustinov Studio) as Daughter, Crispin Letts (The Entertainer, An Inspector Calls, West End) as Uncle and Ralph Davis (King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) as Son.
Son and Daughter have come home to celebrate their Mother and Father’s wedding anniversary, but the atmosphere is strained and the dog is nowhere to be seen. Just as they hit stalemate things start to take a very unexpected turn…
This production follows the hugely successful Trouble in Mind, starring Tanya Moodie and directed by Laurence Boswell, which transferred from Theatre Royal Bath to Print Room at the Coronet earlier this year.
Will Eno’s Broadway debut play, The Realistic Joneses, was the winner of a Drama Desk Special Award. Other writing credits include The Open House (Off-Broadway), which won the Obie Award for Playwriting and most recently Wakey, Wakey (Off-Broadway).
Michael Boyd’s directing credits for Ustinov Studio include Right Now, The Harvest and The Big Meal. Other recent directing credits includeThe Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Hampstead Theatre) and Tamburlaine(Broadway). He was formerly Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The Open House is the second play in the Ustinov Studio’s season of International UK Premieres following Daniel Kehlmann’s new thrillerChristmas Eve.
The Print Room in Notting Hill began life in a converted printing warehouse just off Westbourne Grove, with a mission to present an exciting mixture of theatre, dance, music, art and a variety of multidisciplinary collaborations. The theatre is now realising its unique artistic vision in its new, permanent home, Notting Hill’s iconic Coronet Theatre. The venue is currently curating the first Coronet International Festival, running throughout November.
The Open House
By Will Eno
Directed by Michael Boyd
Dates: Thursday 23 November – Saturday 23 December
Press Night: Wednesday 29 November, 7pm
Performance schedule: Mon – Sat 7.45pm, Matinees Thu & Sat 2.30pm
Tickets: £22.50 / £17.50 discounts (Preview Perfs and Mondays, all seats £15)
Dates: 18 January – 17 February 2018
Press Night: 25 January 2018
Performance schedule: 7.30pm, Matinees: Saturdays 3pm
Tickets from £16