It will begin performances Sept. 25 prior to an official opening Oct. 1, for a run through Nov. 1. It was previously booking through Oct. 18, but has added further dates due to the demand for tickets.
Joining the previously announced Roger Allam, who will play writer and teacher Leonard, are Bryan Dick, Rebecca Grant, Oliver Hembrough and Charity Wakefield as the students who are hoping to find the secret of success.
The production is directed by Terry Johnson.
The play revolves around "four aspiring young writers who have paid big bucks to seek wisdom at the feet of the caustic Leonard – once a celebrated novelist, now a cantankerous editor, teacher and grandstanding chronicler of third-world war zones. Under Leonard’s brilliant but brutally unorthodox tuition, competition for his approval is intense and the students clash. Alliances are made and broken – in bed and out, tactical schemes are hatched - how far are they willing to go to make it to the top?"