First Revival of Pulitzer Prize winning American/Armenian play since the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1983
1939. Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon: a seedy San Francisco honky-tonk, and way-station welcoming lost souls of all kinds. In strides Kitty Duvall: internationally renowned Burlesque dancer… or “two-dollar whore” (no one can be too sure).
While open-hearted, open-handed Joe sets up his flunky, Tom, to woo the angelic Kitty, he also helps a would-be dancer to fulfil his lifelong dream. We meet a lovelorn young man searching for love at the end of a telephone, a longshoreman with the soul of a poet, slumming society swells, and a boozy old coot muttering in the corner about the abyss the world may fall into at any moment…A rich tapestry of human life, peopled by a profusion of wistful dreamers, pining lonely hearts, and beer-hall-philosophers.
Larissa Archer, Jack Baldwin, Anne Bird , Natalie Britton, Tanya Cooke, Alastair Cumming , Alex Dee , Robin Dunn, John Eastman, Brett Findlay, Omar Ibrahim, Payman Jaberi, Annie Julian, Anthony Kinahan, Gwilym Lloyd, Kevin Millington, David Palliser, Giles Roberts, Matthew Roberts, Andy Root, Maeve Ryan, Nicola Sangster, Hannah Scott, Emma Vane, Harry Waller
Director: Max Lewendel
Producers: Aaron Prior, Tessa Sowry
Assoc Producer: John Paul Micallef
Asst Director: Elizabeth Elstub, Bethany Pitt
Set Designer: Christopher Hone
Costume Design: Natasha Ward
Costume Asst: Hannah Gibbs
Sound Designer: Joseph Thorpe
LX Designer: Matthew Newbury
Stage Manager: Bekah Wackenfeld
DSM: Caroline Saunders
Graphic Design: Harry Osborne