“a resonant and powerful play” WhatsOnStage

“a fiendishly clever play, excellently directed by Richard Twyman” The Guardian

“entirely modern… Chilling stuff” The Times

Chilling resonance… the corrupting business of buying a house, the greed, the gazumping, the turning of a home into an investment… Richard Twyman’s marvellous production.” The Observer

“what’s particularly striking is the play’s enduring topicality” The Telegraph

“scintillating social satire” The Sunday Times

“The play is chilly and clever, perceptive about the hollow language of greed and suburban conformism” Evening Standard

It is a stress, yes, to deal, undeniably, to deal with people, yes, but
That is what I enjoy. That is what I’m good at, ok?

Clair works in real estate.
Mike and Liz are selling.
James wants to buy.
He’ll only deal with Clair.

Selling houses. It’s not forever. Who knows what I’ll do? Maybe make a killing and just… disappear. That’s right. Vanish.

“A skilfully written, well-crafted exposition of the horrors just beneath the civilized surface of our lives; it is at once a delicious satire on yuppie moral and emotional bankruptcy and a bleak, black comedy thriller” The Independent

First seen thirty years ago at the Orange Tree Theatre, where several of Crimp’s early plays premiered, this major London revival is directed by Richard Twyman, Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre.

A co-production with English Touring Theatre

Estimated running time approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, no interval

Please note this performance features flashing lights, smoking and cashew nuts.

Production photos by The Other Richard




Gabriel Akuwudike
Roseanna Frascona
Michael Gould
Tom Mothersdale
Lizzy Watts
Hara Yannas
DirectorRichard Twyman
Designer Fly Davis
Lighting Designer Joshua Carr
Sound Designer and Composer Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Casting Director Serena Hill
Costume Supervisor Lisa Aitken
Movement Director Shelley Maxwell