12 November - 13 December 2014

Nicola Seed Presents

Accolade

By Emlyn Williams. Directed by Blanche McIntyre.

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes approx with an interval

London, 1950.

Private and public worlds collide when author Will Trenting’s knighthood attracts the glare of the British press. Will is forced to battle against the exposure of his secret life and the double standards of a society bent on destroying him. Rising star Director Blanche McIntyre (Best Director 2013, UK Theatre Awards) directs Emlyn Williams’ tale of sex, scandal and blackmail. As relevant now as when it first shocked audiences in 1950, this gripping thriller was awarded Time Out’s Best Off West End Production and three Off West End Awards including Best Production when it was presented at the Finborough Theatre in 2011.

★★★★★ ‘A CRACKING PRODUCTION’ Daily Mail, 18 Nov 2014

★★★★ ‘A brilliantly performed production of a still-provocative, compelling play.’ The Times, 18 Nov 2014

★★★★ and Critics’ Choice  ‘A long-overdue resuscitation of Emlyn Williams’s memorably stylish, Rattinganesque play about double lives and illicit sex’  Sunday Times, 23 Nov 2014

★★★★ ‘Riveting and shrewdly insightful.’ The Independent, 18 Nov 2014

★★★★ ‘Remarkable find, beautifully delivered.’ Financial Times, 18 Nov 2014

★★★★ ‘Blanche McIntyre’s impeccable revival’ The Guardian, 18 Nov 2014

★★★★ ‘The most fascinating rediscovery in the British theatre for years’ Sunday Express, 23 Nov 2014

Accolade would like to thank Remland Carpets

Part of the One Stage Season for emerging producers

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