Joanna Murray-Smith’s psychological thriller Switzerland is set to begin performances in the West End November 10. The production, which previously played at the Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio in London, is scheduled to play a limited engagement through January 5.
Switzerland stars BAFTA award winner Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey, Lovejoy) as author Patricia Highsmith and Calum Finlay (Mary Stuart, Hamlet) as Edward Ridgeway.
Directed by Lucy Bailey, Switzerland tells the story of “Patricia Highsmith, the queen of the thriller, now aging and ailing, hiding away in her study, surrounded by her collection of books and antique weaponry, finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes. [When] A polished young man is sent by her New York publisher to persuade the great writer to pen one final installment of her best-selling series, it becomes clear that the charming stranger is set on a far more sinister mission.”
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