Switzerland

Ambassadors Theatre, London

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Downton Abbey’s Phyllis Logan stars in the West End premiere of psychological thriller, Switzerland.

Joanna Murray-Smith’s award-winning two-hander, seen earlier this year at Theatre Royal Bath, is directed by Lucy Bailey.

Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey’s Mrs Hughes) plays renowned crime author Patricia Highsmith with rising star Calum Finlay (Mary Stuart and Hamlet) cast as Edward Ridgeway.

Switzerland paints a revealing portrait of one of the great writers of the 20th century, Patricia Highsmith, famed for writing The Talented Mr Ripley, Strangers On A Train and The Price of Salt.

Switzerland is booking from 10 November 2018 until 5 January 2019 at The Ambassadors Theatre, London.

WHAT’S THE STORY?

1995, the Swiss Alps. Patricia Highsmith, the queen of the thriller, now ageing and ailing, hides away in her study, surrounded by her collection of books and antique weaponry, finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes.

A polished young man turns up, sent by her New York publisher to persuade the great writer to pen one final instalment of her best-selling series featuring the master manipulator, Tom Ripley.

But as day breaks over the mountains, it becomes clear that the charming stranger is set on a far more sinister mission.

WHO’S IN IT? SWITZERLAND CAST?

The cast features Phyllis Logan (Mrs Hughes in ITV’s Downton Abbey; Lady Jane Felsham in Lovejoy; Richard III (Crucible Theatre)) and Calum Finlay (Mary Stuart and Hamlet (Almeida / West End); The Merry Wives of Windsor, Macbeth, The Mouse and His Child and Jubilee for the RSC).

CREATIVE TEAM

Written by Joanna Murray-Smith.  Switzerland is directed by Lucy Bailey



Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 5 January 2019
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Venue Information

Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, WC2H 9ND
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

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