Hurricane Opens at London's Arts Prior to New York Run

News   Hurricane Opens at London's Arts Prior to New York Run Richard Dormer’s one-man show, which he wrote and stars in, has won rave reviews everywhere it’s played, including the Edinburgh Festival and the Soho Theatre.

Raves came not only from critics: Peter Hall sent a statement to the show’s producers calling the show "an extraordinary text full of surprises [performed by] . . . an actor of genius.”

Hurricane tells the wild but true story of the life of Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, the legendary snooker (a pocket billiards game) champion who won a fortune, lost it and then had to contend with throat cancer. Higgins was one of the biggest box-office draws snooker has known, attracting crowds of thousands and becoming world champion at his first attempt in 1972. But Higgins’ genius at the table was offset by his drink-fueled behavior away from it.

Higgins himself has seen and endorsed the show and will return to see it again in its latest appearance, at London’s Arts Theatre. The Daily Telegraph called the show “stunning,” the Independent “an electrifying tour-de-force” and the Evening Standard “truly amazing.”

Hurricane will open at the Arts on March 30, with a preview on March 29. New Yorkers will also get a chance to see what’s fast becoming a cult hit when it transfers for a limited run in June at the 78th Street Theater Lab.

For more information on the show at the Arts Theatre call (0)207 836 3334.