Booking to 7 January 2023
The hilarious new play from Terry Johnson
Multi Olivier and Tony award winning playwright and director Terry Johnson brings the world premiere of his hilarious new comedy The Sexy Party to the Menier Chocolate Factory.
The Sexy Party stars Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People).
Promising to surprise, perhaps shock, and to definitely entertain, The Sex Party runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 7 November 2022 to 7 January 2023.
What's the story of The Sex Party?
Four couples gather in a suburban London home for an evening of wine, cheese, and more intimate pleasures. Some are curious, some are more familiar, and one is rather unexpected. Thus a promising evening is poised to go beyond anyone’s expectations.
Who is in the cast of The Sex Party?
The Sex Party stars Oscar winner Timothy Hutton making his UK theatre debut in the role of Jeff, alongside Amanda Ryan as Magdalena. Other cast include Jason Merrells (Agatha Raisin) as Alex, Molly Osborne (Call the Midwife) as Hetty, plus Lisa Dwan (Top Boy), John Hopkins (Poldark), Pooya Mohseni (Law & Order:Special Victims Unit), Kelly Price (The English Game) and Will Barton (Theresa vs. Boris: How May Became PM).
Who are the creative team of The Sex Party?
The Sex Party is written and directed by Terry Johnson. Terry’s previous writing credits include Dead Funny, Prism and Ken at Hampstead Theatre; Insignificance, Cries from the Mammal House, Olivier Award-winning comedy Hysteria, Piano/Forte, and Hitchcock Blonde for the Royal Court Theatre; and The Graduate, Mrs Henderson Presents, Oliver Award-winner Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick and The London Cuckolds in the West End. His stage directing credits include La Cage aux Folles at the Menier, West End and Broadway, for which he won a Tony Award for Best Director; and other West End and Broadway credits include The Duck House, End of the Rainbow, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Rain Man, Whipping It Up, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Entertaining Mr Sloane and Elton John’s Glasses.
Other creatives include set & costume design by Tim Shortall, lighting design by Ben Ormerod and sound design by John Leonard.
Reviews of The Sex Party★★★★ "Terry Johnson is back on top with this risky trans bedroom comedy" - Telegraph
★★★★ "Very funny" - Daily Mail
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Venue InformationMenier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (Northern line, Jubilee line)
Nearest Buses: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521