Will Eno’s The Open House, which won an Obie Award in 2014 for its Off-Broadway debut, will receive its U.K. premiere as part of Theatre Royal Bath's season of international premieres in the Ustinov Studio.
Michael Boyd, the former artistic director of the RSC, will direct the production, which runs November 23 through December 23.
In Eno’s signature style, the production offers a subversive and humorous take on the archetypal family drama. The play follows Son and Daughter, who return to their childhood home to celebrate their parents' anniversary. Tensions run high in the strained atmosphere—and the family dog is missing.
Eno’s Broadway debut play, The Realistic Joneses, was the winner of a Drama Desk Special Award.
Prior to Open House, Royal Bath will offer Daniel Kehlmann’s latest work, Christmas Eve, which will be presented October 12 through November 11. Laurence Boswell will direct the play with a translation by Christopher Hampton.
The thriller, set on Christmas Eve in 2017, plays out in real time and pits a philosophy professor against a senior officer in police headquarters. Kehlmann is a German-language author whose novel Measuring the World sold three million copies in Germany and has been translated into more than 40 languages.
For more information visit TheatreRoyal.org.uk.