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Duke of York's Theatre
St Martins Lane WC2N 4BG
Under the Blue Sky
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Show Details
Preview 16th July 08
Opens 25th July 08
Closes 20th Sept 08
Show Times
Monday - Saturday 7.45 pm
Matinée Thurs & Sat 3.00 pm



Local Info
Top Class restaurants nearby;

Beotys (Greek & Trad English)
79 St Martin's Lane
020 7836 8768
Spaghetti House (Italian)
30 St Martin's Lane
020 7836 8168
Browns (British)
82 St Martin's Lane
020 7845 7100


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Under The Blue Sky was awarded the Time Out Live Award for Best New Play in the West End. It was written at the turn of the century this millennium at a time - not a decade ago when there was a great deal of retrospection and self examination of relationships that had a vestige of 'free love' (for women as well as men) left open from the last century.   He has put his characters through their paces in depicting some situations that arise between men and women in the process of loving each other - or do they?

The company of actors playing this are current stars in their own right both of Television and Theatre.

Story
A much loved age old story - the differences and similarities between love and lust - or was that the tequila?

Three men and three women portray love that is individual to themselves. There's pure love and there's the mad scramble and as much in between. The play was written to touch the heart as well as make you laugh. To carry it off with such detail took the players putting themselves on the line and into the characters while the relationships are carefully intertwined  between all six of them. They are all teachers and there is also an interesting political slant in that they are  in public service.

This is also a play about communication - or as such often miscommunication and misunderstandings so that's something for everyone  who goes to watch the play.  We are used to being divided from players on the TV - the big brother machine - and even on the cinema screen. A play like this benefits enormously as a live performance.  To see such scenes live brings with it a breath of life and reality that lets the audience into the relationships in a powerful way.

The cast
• Michelle  - Catherine Tate  • Anne -  Francesca Annis •  Helen - Lisa Dillon  * Nick -  Chris O'Dowd • Graham - Dominic Rowan
Nigel Lindsay

Author -  David Eldridge  • Producer - Robert G Bartner •  Director - Anna Mackmin  • Lighting - Mark Henderson • Sound -  Paul Arditti  • Design -  Lez Brotherston
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