|Michael Weller’s What The Night Is For|
Has first major London revival at the Tabard Theatre
Michael Weller’s ‘What the Night is For’ has its first major London revival at the Tabard Theatre; the show that saw cult star Gillian Anderson’s West End stage debut.
Premiered back in 2002 at the Comedy theatre and lauded by the critics, the show tells of two ex-lovers who meet up after an 11-year gap for a nerve-jangling reunion.
Lindy, who abandoned the affair for the sake of her marriage to a dull midwest businessman, plays an anxious hostess over a hotel room dinner. Adam, her equally fretful guest, is now a thriving, married New York architect.
As the two catch up over dinner, the question lies about whether they can rekindle that old spark and make a second attempt of their existing, unfulfilled lives.
This exciting revival takes a new slant on things. Gone is the prominence of the bed and in comes empathy and truth to character with the intimate space of the Tabard Theatre allowing us to directly engage with the character’s dilemma.
Featuring Stacy Thunes and Tim Charrington (most recently seen in Hannah and Martin at the Courtyard Theatre), What the Night is For runs at the Tabard Theatre until Saturday 4 April.
March 19, 2009