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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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Diary of a Theatre Addict: 49 shows in six weeks, getting up to date

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

I’ve not updated my diary of a theatre addict for six weeks now — I was last here on January 31 — since when I’ve seen all of 49 shows, including outings to Newbury, Dartford, Clwyd, Manchester, Bromley and Cardiff, plus a week in New York. I’ve also taken an active part in two more shows by appearing onstage as a contestant in a theatrical re-run of Mr and Mrs with husband (so it was really Mr and Mr, we’re pictured above with host Samuel Holmes) and as part of David Bedella and Friends, his monthly chat show at the St James Studio.

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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, 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, 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: Menier stages UK premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Truth, 16 Mar

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With Funny Girl running at its home base in Southwark and preparing for a West End transfer (to the Savoy Theatre), Close To You – Bacharach Reimagined in the West End (at the Criterion Theatre), and The Color Purple on Broadway, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the UK premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Truth in a new version by Christopher Hampton. The production runs 10 March to 7 May 2016, with a press night on 16 March.