Priestley Thriller Dangerous Corner Opens in London Nov. 6

News   Priestley Thriller Dangerous Corner Opens in London Nov. 6

J.B. Priestley's Dangerous Corner will be arriving at London's Garrick Theatre on Nov. 6 2001.

It will take the place of Alistair Beaton's political comedy Feelgood, which will close on Oct. 27.

A J.B. Priestley thriller is something for the West End to look forward to, especially with the ongoing success of Stephen Daldry's production of An Inspector Calls, currently at the Playhouse. The Garrick Theatre is a perfect fit for another one of Priestley's thrillers, having been home to Inspector for almost six years.

Dangerous Corner takes place at the stylish country retreat of Freda and Robert Caplan, who are hosting a dinner party for their colleagues and friends, all executives at a transatlantic publishing company. A cigarette box and an ill-considered remark spark off a relentless series of revelations and other, more dangerous secrets are painfully exposed.

Dangerous Corner, Priestley's first work for the theatre, is transferring from its run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse where it has been part of an autumn season of the author's work. First performed in 1932, this new production of Dangerous Corner updates the action to a minimalist 21st century environment. The production is directed by Laurie Sansom and will transfer to the West End with its original cast, including Dervla Kirwin, Patrick Robinson, Rupert Penry-Jones, and Anna Wilson Jones.

The Garrick Theatre Box Office is 020 7494 5085.

—by Theatrenow