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DAVID HAIG stars in

Racing Demon

by David Hare, directed by Jonathan Church

21 June - 8 July 2017

Racing Demon

Racing Demon

Overview

David Hare’s richly intelligent, funny and gripping drama received all four major Best Play Awards when it opened at the National Theatre in 1990 and has since been a hit all over the world.

Four clergymen seek to make sense of their mission in inner-city London whilst facing their own personal crises. David Haig plays Lionel Espy, a cleric whose faith is wavering as his parishioners dwindle; there’s tabloid-hounded gay vicar Harry Henderson; ‘Streaky’ Bacon, a genial reverend with a taste for tequila, and a charismatic young curate, Tony Ferris whose arrival is set to fan the ames, whilst his sexual relationship with his lover turns to ash. The day of judgement is at hand for all.

David Hare is one of the UK’s foremost playwrights and screenwriters. His award-winning plays include Plenty, Skylight, Amy’s View and The Judas Kiss and he received Academy Award nominations for his adaptations of The Hours and The Reader. Racing Demon is one of David Hare's celebrated trilogy which examines three British institutions: Murmuring Judges takes on the judiciary, The Absence of War looks at the Labour Party and Racing Demon tackles the role of the clergy and the church’s place in modern Britain.

Olivier Award winner David Haig’s towering performances in The Madness of George III in 2011 and King Lear in 2013 have been amongst the most memorable seen in Bath in recent years. His range of recent credits also includes Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins and Donkey’s Years, performances which all received Olivier Award nominations. He is currently receiving stunning reviews for his performance as the Player in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guidenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic.

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    Hare's masterpiece and one of the great British plays of the last century - Daily Telegraph

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    Times

    Monday – Saturday 7.30pm Press Night 28th June 7pm Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm (No Matinee 22nd June)

    Preview Performances 21st June – 27th June and Press Performance on 28th June all seats £25. (Grand Circle £15) Subscription Scheme does not apply. No other discounts apply.

    Running Time: tbc

    Prices

    Previews & Press Performance £15.00 £25.00 £25.00 £25.00 £25.00
    Mon – Fri eves and Sat mats: £21.00 £26.50 £28.50 £31.50 £33.50
    Sat eves: £23.50 £27.50 £29.50 £32.50 £35.50
    Thurs mats: £19.50 £25.00 £27.00 £31.00 £32.00

    Please note: from Monday 24th April 2017, all prices in the Main House and Ustinov Studio incur a booking fee of £1.25 per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked. Please note all prices in the egg theatre incur a booking fee of 50p per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked.

    Please note the ticket price includes a £2 Building Levy. 

    Plus £1 postage

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