WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE MY MOTHER?
By Christopher Hampton
Trafalgar Studios 2
19 Sep – 8 Oct 2011
★★★★ “…nothing short of a revelation” WhatsOnStage
“a great play that thoroughly deserves its revival” The Stage
Christopher Hampton’s first play, When Did You Last See My Mother? returns to the West End after forty years.
1965: Ian is broke, lonely and bursting with lovelorn wit. Worse, he’s sharing a bedsit with the beautiful, infuriating and carefree Jimmy, who chases all the skirt he can.
Just as Ian decides to give up on a London in which everyone else is having fun, the boys get a visit from Jimmy’s mother. Charismatic and reckless, she opens the boys’ deepest secrets and pulls them into calamitous new territory.
Hampton’s witty, soulful and horribly acute play is a brilliant howl of frustration and sexuality, directed by Blanche McIntyre following her ‘career-making’ (New York Times) production of Accolade earlier this year.
Director – Blanche McIntyre
Designer -Nicki Bunch
Lighting Designer – Greg Gould
Sound Designer -George Dennis
Cast: Abigail Cruttenden, Laurence Dobiesz, Antonial Kinlay, Harry Melling, Sam Swainsbury.