The Party (Potter)

by  Sally Potter

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  3m, 4f

Janet hosts an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension. After her acerbic best friend and others arrive, some with dramatic news to share, an announcement by Janet's husband provokes a series of revelations. As the sophisticated soiree starts to unravel, a night that began with champagne soon ends up with arguments, shouting and a pointed gun.

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The Party (Potter)

by  Sally Potter

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Janet hosts an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension. After her acerbic best friend and others arrive, some with dramatic news to share, an announcement by Janet's husband provokes a series of revelations. As the sophisticated soiree starts to unravel, a night that began with champagne soon ends up with arguments, shouting and a pointed gun.

“A deliciously heightened, caviar-black comedy that sets up its brittle, bourgeois characters like bowling pins and gleefully knocks them down."Variety

"Shimmers with observational cunning and casts a measured, winking, eye over the politics of people, no matter what the party."The Monthly

"Observant and smart."The Guardian

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Reviews

“A deliciously heightened, caviar-black comedy that sets up its brittle, bourgeois characters like bowling pins and gleefully knocks them down."Variety

"Shimmers with observational cunning and casts a measured, winking, eye over the politics of people, no matter what the party."The Monthly

"Observant and smart."The Guardian

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes

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3m, 4f
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