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Matthew Perry’s The End of Longing becomes Playhouse’s most successful play

In London theatre, News, Plays, Press Releases by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

The End of Longing, written and starring Matthew Perry has become the Playhouse Theatre’s most successful play to run at the theatre, it has been announced. As it approaches the end of its run on 14 May 2016, the production directed by Lindsay Posner has had over two million sales, with more than 62,000 tickets sold and 12,000 of those who visited were first-time attendees to the world of theatre.

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Press pass: All the reviews and news on Matthew Perry’s The End of Longing

In Features, London theatre, News, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I wrote last night about my personal response (including misgivings) to Matthew Perry’s playwriting debut, and return to the West End stage, in The End of Longing which I saw last week. And now the national newspaper critics have all filed their verdicts, which are – on the whole – so savage that the news pages have reported on their reviews too.

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Friends forever? What to say about Matthew Perry’s The End of Longing

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, News, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Near the end of an interview Matthew Perry gave with The Times last weekend, the interviewer Near the end of an interview Matthew Perry gave with The Times last weekend, the interviewer Sarfraz Manzoor commented “having made so many people so happy it feels only right to wish some happiness for him”.

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THE END OF LONGING – West End

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

Its fame rolls before it: a debut play, premiered in London by Matthew Perry. To a generation of young adults (and to many far younger, thanks to ceaseless repeats) he is “Chandler from Friends”. Moreover, Perry has openly talked about his alcoholism, amphetamine use and rehab, and contributes to allied causes. And the play itself, in which he stars, is about four of his contemporaries – the Friends generation now rising forty – living in New York and still not settled in life.

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NEWS: Lloyd Owen joins Matthew Perry in The End of Longing, Full cast

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Christina Cole (The Magistrate, The Lightening Play), Jennifer Mudge (Into The Woods, Dutchman) and Lloyd Owen (Good People, The Bodyguard) will join the internationally acclaimed actor Matthew Perry (Friends, The Odd Couple) to complete the cast in the World Premiere of his playwriting debut, The End of Longing, at the Playhouse Theatre, London, from 2 February – 14 May 2016.