Switzerland Tickets and Dates

Ambassadors Theatre, London

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SWITZERLAND is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
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November 2018

More Information about Switzerland

1995, the Swiss Alps. Patricia Highsmith, the queen of the thriller, now ageing and ailing, hides away in her study, surrounded by her collection of books and antique weaponry, finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes. Vitriolic, bigoted and alcoholic, her eccentricities are the stuff of legend. A polished young man turns up, sent by her New York publisher to persuade the great writer to pen one final instalment of her best-selling series featuring the master manipulator, Tom Ripley. But as day breaks over the mountains, it becomes clear that the charming stranger is set on a far more sinister mission. Filled with razor-sharp dialogue, this chilling and sometimes hilarious two-hander unfolds into a gripping psychological thriller. Phyllis Logan, who played housekeeper Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey, was acclaimed for her extraordinary performance as Patricia Highsmith at Switzerland's premiere at the Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio earlier this year. 'Phyllis Logan... completely wonderful. A real stab of class. Lucy Bailey's razor-sharp direction' ★★★★ Mail on Sunday 'Very well acted. Calum Finlay impeccable. A teasing metaphysical thriller' ★★★★ Guardian
SWITZERLAND
Booking Period: 10th November - 5th January
Running Time: 1hr 35mins (no interval)
Age Restriction: To be confirmed

What people are saying about Switzerland

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A story told in layers I really enjoy plays that provoke me to think about them days later, or to do research on the subject of the play. This has done both. The story is simple on the surface, but is much more than that. I think to some extent the playwright does for Hightower what Hightower did for Ripley... makes a fundamentally unpleasant and flawed character into one we can identify with and to some degree sympathize with. As a side note, I tried the "dinner and a show" offer for a prepaid dinner at the nearby Phoenix Artists' Club. The food was good, service very good, and the pub/restaurant/club very interesting... it used to be the rehearsal rooms for the Phoenix Theatre (upstairs), and has entertainment in the evenings. You can come back after seeing the play and use your dinner receipt for admission to the Club (which is members' only at that point) to hear the music.
Date published: 2018-11-15
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