FOR ONE WEEK ONLY at The Actor's Studio, Seel Street, Liverpool City Centre, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE.
Starring ANDREW SCHOFIELD and STEPHEN FLETCHER.
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, DAVID MAMET.
A rare glimpse of the funny, moving, and unglamouress world of a life in the theatre.
A Life in The Theatre focuses on the relationship between two actors, the play's only characters. One,
Robert, is a stage veteran (Schofield) while John (Fletcher) is a young, promising actor. As the play goes
on they are involved in a variety of productions, and gradually their relationship begins to change in a
series of short, spare and increasingly raw exchanges.
DATES- 13th-18th March 2012
(Preview- Tuesday 13th March- 7.30pm)
Wednesday 14th-Sunday 18th March- 7.30pm
Matinees- Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March 2.30pm
Running time- 1 hour and ten minutes- approx.
All tickets- £10 on the door (no card payments).
Tuesday Preview- £5
Reservations can be made via email@example.com
David Mamet, writer of Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, Oleanna and Speed-the-Plow. This is one
of the first major productions of Mamet's work in Liverpool.
"Mamet is a true and exciting orignial....a blaze of talent"- The New York Times
David Mamet- http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Mamet
Stephen Fletcher CV/Biography- http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/0217-3490-3081
Andrew Schofield Biography-
It was first produced in the US at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, and later on Broadway.
Notable recent UK productions include a run at London's Apollo Theatre in 2005 with Patrick Stewart
and Joshua Jackson. Stephen Fletcher worked as an usher at the theatre during this run and it was here
that he fell in love with the play. "Having worked with Drew on a number of productions, and often
shearing the same dressing room, I began to realise that what we were living out a version of the reality
of this play- it seemed like a great piece to do together as it articulated much of the life backstage in a
He goes on "Drew was reading one of David Mamet's books on acting and passed it on to me in the
dressing room. In it he talks about how the best kind of acting comes from the getting up and getting on
with it- the act of 'doing' the play as opposed to the hours of dissection and intellectualising that some
directors prefer to go through. With this book in mind, and having seen A Life in the Theatre before, I
passed Drew a copy and he loved it. So, we're giving it a go."
"There is a unique set up backstage. It's where people see each other at their best and worst. Mamet,
having been an actor himself, has managed to capture much of this and shines a light onto what most
audience members will never see- The claustrophobia, the paranoia, the insecurity, as well as the
energy, variation, uplifting and exciting elements of working in this particular industry. In this play we're
either backstage eating a chinese takeaway, in a cheesy american Hospital drama operating on a plastic
dummy forgetting our lines, in the trenches of WWI, in a dance class, or hiding backstage waiting (and
missing) our cue. It is funny, fast-paced, well-observed, touching, and poignant, and a production
Liverpool audiences will love."
Stephen and Andrew have worked together in 4 productions. Breezeblock Park at Liverpool Playhouse
(Stephen's first professional job in 2003), Scouse Pacific, Little Scouse on the Prairie, and Lennon all at
The Royal Court Theatre.
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Stephen and Andrew
The Actor's Studio (Cafe 36)
36 Seel Street,
Liverpool City Centre
0151 709 9034
From Central Station/Bold Street.
At the bottom of Bold Street, turn left onto Hanover Street and head towards Tesco and BBC Radio
Merseyside building. When you’re at Tesco, turn left up Seel Street and you’ll see a sign for “Cafe 36″.