FOLLOWING a year of non-stop laughter at the Royal Court, it is time for an edge-of-your-seat thriller. Liverpool’s most prolific producing theatre is bringing Stephen King’s Misery to the stage from Saturday June 14 to Saturday 5 July.
Paul Sheldon, famous author of the "Misery Chastain" books, awakes following a car accident in a bed he doesn't recognise. Annie Wilkes, who lives alone in the hills, was on hand to rescue him from the wreckage and tend to his wounds. All that she asks in return is that he saves the life of one of his fictional characters. She can be very persuasive...
Written by Stephen King in 1987 and turned into a film with James Caan and Kathy Bates in 1990, Misery is one of the greatest thrillers in any medium. Made into a film starring Kathy Bates and James Caan in 1990 this taut psychological thriller has reached a worldwide audience. This stage adaptation by Simon Moore was written in 1999 and is much truer to the novel than the film version.
This new production features Andrew Schofield (Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels, Lost Soul, On The Ledge), who is back at the Court in the Paul Sheldon role. Joan Kempson (Coronation Street, Early Doors) takes on the role of the terrifying Annie Wilkes.
Join them for a thrilling evening of theatre that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the night.
Kevin Fearon, Chief Executive of Royal Court Liverpool, has made this move with his cast members in mind: “This play has always appealed because it is so tense and anxious and it plays on the minds of the audience. Both Drew and Joan are excellent actors and this gives them the chance to shine in a play that will stretch them both to the limit. People are used to seeing comedies here but this one is guaranteed to keep the nerves jangling all night.”
As with all Royal Court plays, dinner will be available before the show in the stalls, lovingly prepared by head chef Simon Collard – winner of the TMP New Dish For Liverpool.
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