First major revival of Neil Labute’s The Shape of Things in 20 years
How far would you go for love? What would you be willing to change?
A fast-moving and thrilling piece of theatre set on a college campus in small-town America. It’s a play about relationships, art and friendship where nothing is quite what it seems.
Nominated for the Olivier award for Best New Comedy, Neil LaBute’s acclaimed play received its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in 2001, starring Rachel Weisz and Paul Rudd and is revived by the producers of last year’s hit Clybourne Park.
What's the story of The Shape of Things?
Adam, a geeky young student, works part-time in an art museum and video store to pay his way through college. When he meets post-grad art student Evelyn, his life changes as she instils in him a new-found confidence. As she encourages him to change his appearance, soon Adam is attracting attention he has never had before. But how much will he change his perception of himself from what he used to be to what he believes he wants to be?
Who are the creative team of The Shape of Things?
Written by Neil LaBute (The Wicker Man, In The Company of Men) with direction by Nicky Allpress (The Walworth Farce) and set & costume by Peter Butler.