“Must-see”, “perfect”, “hysterics” – audiences and critics have been laughing their way through Sexy Laundry at the Tabard Theatre since the comedy opened at the Chiswick venue in early November. Find out what they’ve been saying, then book tickets to find out for yourself!
Bathrobes, pyjamas and a very specific textbook – what else would you need for a hotel trip to reinvigorate a marriage? Here’s your first glance at what’s going on behind closed doors in Sexy Laundry, the hit comedy currently running at the Tabard Theatre.
After her 2017 success with thriller Tryst, director Phoebe Barran heads back to the Tabard Theatre this autumn to direct a very different show, global hit comedy, Sexy Laundry. Find out why she thinks Michele Riml’s play has been a universal hit.
The script is beautifully crafted, moving at a pace that flits between thundering forward to reflect the fast passage of time and pulling back to uncover a multitude of truths.
Tryst: A private, romantic rendezvous between two lovers, conducted with no one else’s knowledge. Perhaps they wouldn’t approve, perhaps they would recognise the affair for what it is – a predatory act from a man to con a woman out of her worldly possessions.
Through both characters’ alternating monologues, the audience is given an insight into the harsh reality of George’s calculating, pathological agenda, juxtaposed against Adelaide’s innocence and optimism, which made me want to shout ‘No!’ in warning at the stage.
This gripping drama, starring West End musical star Natasha J Barnes in her fringe play debut, has plenty of twists and turns that keep the audience enthralled from beginning to end.
Musical star Natasha J Barnes, who famously took over to rave reviews from Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl in the West End, will get her first starring role in the first London revival in 20 years of Karoline Leach’s 1997 thriller Tryst.