Actor-turned-playwright Sally Rogers’ debut play The Still Room has now opened at London’s Park Theatre, where its limited season continues until 25 June 2022. And word of mouth is spreading fast, with celebrity fans including Alison Steadman, David Morrissey, Maxine Peake, Johnny Flynn and others. Check out these video vox pops and get booking!
It is 1981, and Charles is about to marry Diana. It’s a day off work – but not for everyone. Set in Manchester, the waiting staff are preparing for the “Miss North West” competition that might revive the fortunes of both the staff and the small, tired hotel. School leaver Janice is working as a banqueting waitress whilst waiting for her O Level results. If she gets less than four, her father says she has to move out.
Janice is desperate to leave her hometown and is struggling to see how that can happen – but then, a new waitress arrives. She is different from the other waiting staff in the still room – where the waiters wait – and her sexual confidence and bold ideas challenge Janice’s own perceptions of the world.
The Still Room , written by Sally Rogers and directed by Nigel Douglas, is a razor-sharp dark comedy play about dreaming big – examining class, attitudes towards sex and the concept of virginity in the 1980s, through the concealed moments in the room where the waiters wait. Kate James stars as Janice, alongside Chris Simmons, Jane Slavin, Zoe Brough, Larner Wallace-Taylor and Jack Colgrave Hirst.
Cast members Kate James & Larner Wallace-Taylor
The Still Room runs from 1 to 25 June 2022 at the Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.45pm, matinees Thursdays and Saturdays at 3.15pm. Tickets are priced £12-20. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!