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Patrick Marber's blackly comic play about a hard-nosed and successful Jewish showbiz agent dealing with a mid-life crisis follows his Dealer's Choice and Closer to complete a loose trilogy set in contemporary London.
'A beautiful play about the beautiful game.' Independent 'At its heart a dark, tender and beautifully wrought study in male desperation.' Time Out 'Patrick Marber is to modern British drama what Michael Owen was to our footie.' Daily Mail 'Marber, in this riveting new piece, uses the world of non-league, semi-pro football to explore issues of trust and loyalty and the larger division between individual ambition and the collective ethic. If big issues emerge naturally from the action, it is because Marber is writing about a world he knows intimately. Everything feels right.' Guardian 'A triumph. It's Marber's night. At 50, he has found his voice again, and it roars.' Daily Telegraph 'After nine years out of the game, Marber is back in the Champions League.' Mail on Sunday
Inspired by Moliere's farcical, tragic, anarchic Don Juan (1665), Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho transports the action to contemporary London and follows the debauched protagonist's final adventures. Don Juan in Soho premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in December 2006. This edition of the text incorporates revisions made for the play's revival at Wyndham's Theatre, London, in 2017, directed by the author.
This unsettling black comedy about private passion and public shame is based on Zoe Heller's acclaimed novel, adapted for the screen by celebrated dramatist Patrick Marber (Closer). When art teacher Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett) arrives at a London comprehensive she catches the keen eye of her older colleague Barbara Covett (Judi Dench). Barbara is not the only one drawn to Sheba, who then begins an illicit affair. Barbara is the keeper of Sheba's secret, but can she be trusted?