10 Dec 2009 - 06 Feb 2010

Rope

Produced in association with Sonia Friedman Productions

By Patrick Hamilton

Directed By Roger Michell

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Based on a real case, Patrick Hamilton’s dark classic presents a chilling anatomy of an apparently motiveless murder, and a brilliant snapshot of a jazz-age generation wallowing in privilege, booze, parties, a shallow obsession with fashion and films, and a desperate inner emptiness.

Dates & Tickets

Ticket prices: £8 - £32
Thu 10 Dec 2009 - Sat 6 Feb 2010

Philip has previously appeared in England People Very Nice at the National Theatre, Silver Birch House, A Family Affair and Tartuffe at the Arcola Theatre, and 1001 Nights Now on UK tour. His television work includes Five Days, Father and Son, House of Saddam, Ten Days to War, Silent Witness, Whistleblowers, Spooks, and Casualty, and his film credits include Happy-Go-Lucky, Really, Chicken Soup and Hair in the Soup.

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“A finely geared drama… shrewdly judged… Blake Ritson is superb, a beautifully nuanced study in effortful composure… Bertie Carvel [gives] an exquisitely created performance of great confidence and maturity. Rope is intriguing, an absorbing and compelling acted piece of theatre”

Evening Standard

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"Roger Michell’s revival at the Almeida is the best I’ve seen… Bertie Carvel [is] riveting… Brandon and Granillo are compellingly played too... the whole show is like Pinter by gaslight, strange, hypnotic and suitably chilled for this time of year.”

Whatsonstage.com

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“Stylishly done…Carvel offers a riveting portrait”

The Guardian

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“Excellently done… Bertie Carvel is superb…a transporting piece of theatre”  

Metro

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“The evening does grip… strong performances”  

The Times

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“A chillingly dark work… Cadell played with gorgeous poise by Bertie Carvel”

Daily Mail

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“Roger Michell’s production is…terrifically tense…a sort of dramatic pressure-cooker… Blake Ritson is superb… [with] a devilishly wily, effete performance from Bertie Carvel.”

Independent on Sunday

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“Roger Michell’s fascinating reinvention of Rope… the Titus Andronicus of the 20th century… In a wonderful speech, [Rupert Cadell] talks about the city at night, spinning a web of melancholy phrases… It is delivered magnificently by Carvel, one of the most arresting of young British actors.”

The Observer

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“This is a play of infinite subtlety… It all amounts to a deliciously macabre Christmas treat.”

Sunday Telegraph

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“Not so much a “whodunit” as a “whydunit”, Roger Michell’s darkly brooding staging ratchets up the tension to breaking point and it is acted with a scorching intensity.”

Sunday Express

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“Bertie Carvel’s Cadell is superb… Blake Ritson, too, is excellent as Brandon… he has a disturbing energy about him and is well complemented by Alex Waldmann. The climax, then, is transfixing, and Michell draws out the black comedy nicely, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge as a ditsy society girl prattling on about murder… in the final confrontation, the staging tightens the moral noose expertly.”

Financial Times

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