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Blaming each other for failing affair in Pink Bedroom

PUBLISHED: 17:31 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:10 05 October 2010

John Gillespie and Eleanor Lawrence in The Pink Bedroom

John Gillespie and Eleanor Lawrence in The Pink Bedroom

A PLAY by celebrated Tennessee Williams makes its UK debut at Hoxton s Courtyard Theatre 25 years after his death. Fans of the American writer who created classics such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire will be queueing round the corner to see The Pink Bedroom

A PLAY by celebrated Tennessee Williams makes its UK debut at Hoxton's Courtyard Theatre 25 years after his death, writes Eleanore Robinson.

Fans of the American writer who created classics such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire will be queuing round the corner for tickets.

The Pink Bedroom is the first of four one-act plays, which sees a man (played by john Gillespie) and his mistress (Eleanor Lawrence) return to the room they have used for the past 10 years with each blaming the other for the disintegration of their faded affair.

The other three plays include Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen, with a couple waking from the last of many intoxicated sleeps to find they have lost something.

Then in Mister Paradise, an isolated writer receives a visit from an adoring fan determined to make him famous.

The final play is The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, where a woman perching on the end of her bed in a filthy room until her thoughts are interrupted by a merciless landlady.

The cast includes performers from Hollywood blockbusters such as Goodfellas, Beaches and Gangs of New York, who all trained in method acting, something Tennessee Williams insisted all his stars from Marlon Brando to James Dean did while he was alive.

The show at the Courtyard in Pitfield-street runs Tuesdays to Sundays, 8pm, until April 27. Tickets: £16 (£12 concessions). Book on 0870-1630717, or online:

www.seetickets.com

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