13 Jan 2011 - 05 Mar 2011

UK Premiere

Becky Shaw

By Gina Gionfriddo

Directed By Peter DuBois

production information

“I’m also going to give you some advice. Your husband is not the Red Cross. The last time he started consoling a cute, suicidal chick, he married her.”


From the moment that Becky arrives overdressed for her blind date with straight-talking Max, it’s clear the evening won’t go to plan. In the immediate fallout, Becky becomes an object of devotion for her boss Andrew, who appears to have a fetish for vulnerable women. In turn Andrew’s wife Suzanna turns to her adoptive brother Max for comfort, and their mutual desire begins to resurface.

Gina Gionfriddo’s play is a biting American comedy that enjoyed massive success Off-Broadway in 2009.

Dates & Tickets

David will be making his British stage debut as Max, a role which he created in the World Premiere and Off-Broadway productions of Becky Shaw in 2009. His many New York theatre credits on and off-Broadway include The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Vengeance, Hamlet and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Television includes: The Good Wife; Law and Order; You Don’t Know Jack.

Film includes: Taking Woodstock; The Scene; Capote.

David Wilson Barnes is appearing with the permission of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.

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★★★★  "Astute, acerbic and richly funny comedy by Gina Gionfriddo"

The Guardian

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★★★★ “It remains sharp and funny to the end, and presents its characters with the irony and wit of a latter-day Jane Austen.”

Daily Telegraph

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★★★★  "I laughed immoderately…and gleefully dissected the layers of wicked insight in Gina Gionfriddo’s astringent comedy."

The Times

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★★★★  “Every line is a poisoned dart and every character is an assassination. It’s tough on them, but sublimely funny for us."

Time Out

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★★★★ “Slick and unmistakably American humour that comes from Gina Gionfriddo’s scalpel-sharp skewering of the liberal consensus.”

Evening Standard

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★★★★  "A dark, troubling satire on morality, dependency and the machinations of power."

Metro

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"Becky Shaw is assured, astute and an off-Broadway hit; it comes to the Almeida in a production by Peter DuBois that is at once smooth and fizzy."

The Observer

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"A dry, witty, upmarket sitcom."

The Independent on Sunday

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"The plaudits for this play, which often had the audience hoarse with laughter, go to Daisy Haggard’s polished performance as the disturbed Becky Shaw."

Daily Express

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