A Mirror


ISBN: 9781839042669
Author: By Sam Holcroft
Publication Date: 24/08/2023
Edition: Standard
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 104pp.
Availability: Available

SKU: BK3342 Categories: , Tags: ,

‘With great pleasure Layla & Joel Invite you to celebrate their marriage.
Dress code is smart casual. Doors at 7.30 p.m., followed by the exchange of vows. And at the signal, the entertainment will begin.
(This performance is being staged without a licence from the Ministry. We recognise the risk that each and every one of you is taking by attending and we salute your courage.)’

A Mirror is an elusive, explosive play by Sam Holcroft, interrogating censorship, authorship and free speech. It premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London, in 2023, directed by Jeremy Herrin, and with a cast including Jonny Lee Miller, Tanya Reynolds and Micheal Ward.

‘A beautifully crafted, mind-bending piece of work’
Evening Standard

‘A Pirandellian wedding drama that achieves a series of satisfying surprises… delights in the theatrical trickery of dual identities and false realities to throw a final surprise punch’

‘Bold, inventive and original… a journey of discovery, a hall of mirrors, that takes us into a series of intricate boxes, of plays within plays, where nothing is quite as it seems… I loved it’

‘Intriguing, twisty, metatheatrical… an achievement: like nothing else you’ll see on London’s stages’

‘Brilliantly mischievous… The joy of Holcroft’s play is that it’s subversive on so many levels… incendiary and mordantly funny… a triumph’
Time Out

‘Dark and elusive… electrifying’
The Stage

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