FIRST LOOk: David Mamet’s The Woods, Southwark Playhouse

David Mamet’s play The Woods gets its first UK revival in 25 years at Southwark Playhouse this month starring Francesca Carpanini and Sam Frenchum. First look production images released.

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Francesca Carpanini and Sam Frenchum. Photo: Pamela Raith

‘The Woods‘, David Mamet’s extraordinary 1977 ‘battle of the sexes’ play gets its first UK revival in 25 years, directed by Russell Bolam, from Thursday 24 February to Saturday 26 March 2022. Book tickets for The Woods at Southwark Playhouse.

Nick and Ruth are spending the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods. They push their relationship to breaking point in a night of stories and fights, only to rediscover their need for one another in the morning, but the final reconciliation remains uncomfortably tempered by the violent core we now know to be hiding beneath.

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David Mamet’s The Woods stars Francesca Carpanini  as Ruth and Sam Frenchum as Nick.

The production reunites producer Danielle Tarento with director Russell Bolam and set and costume designer Anthony Lamble after they worked together on Anya Reiss’s critically acclaimed adaptation of ‘Three Sisters’, also at Southwark Playhouse. Bolam’s 2012 production of Philip Ridley’s ‘Shivered’ was nominated for the Whatsonstage Best Off-West End Production Award, OFFIE nominated for Best New Play,  OFFIE long-listed for Best Production and Best Director.

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Production photos are courtesy of Pamela Raith


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