Tennessee Williams' Hotel Plays to Receive British Premiere at a London Hotel

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Young London-based Defibrillator Theatre Company will take over three suites across three floors of the Grange Holborn Hotel in central London to perform three Tennessee Williams plays – Green Eyes, The Travelling Companion and Sunburst that have previously been unproduced in the U.K. Presented under the umbrella title The Hotel Plays, it will begin performances Oct. 4, prior to an official opening Oct. 5, for a run through Oct. 27.

According to press materials, Williams spent much of his later life living in hotel rooms, and as a consequence set many of his plays in hotels and boarding houses.

Green Eyes, written in 1970 but unpublished for almost 40 years, will be directed by Defibrillator's artistic director, James Hillier. This lost thriller graphically reveals the impact of war through the sexual fantasies of a newlywed couple in New Orleans, transforming a honeymoon suite into a battleground where desire and violence become blurred and indistinguishable.

In Sunburst, directed by Robert Hastie, a retired actress Miss Sails, falls hostage to two young men scheming to steal her priceless sunburst diamond. But Miss Sails is no Southern Belle.

In The Travelling Companion, directed by Anthony Banks, an inexperienced hustler and an insecure older writer negotiate their relationship together in a hotel room. But who really needs who? Will either of them ever truly find the companionship that they so desperately seek?

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7478 0100 or visit www.thehotelplays.com for more details.

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