First look production images have been released for The Woods, David Mamet’s 1977 ‘battle of the sexes’ play which gets its first UK revival in 25 years, directed by Russell Bolam.
Nick and Ruth are spending the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods. They push their relationship to breaking point in a night of stories and fights, only to rediscover their need for one another in the morning, but the final reconciliation remains uncomfortably tempered by the violent core we now know to be hiding beneath.
Starring Francesca Carpanini as Ruth and Sam Frenchum as Nick.
The Woods reunites producer Danielle Tarento with director Russell Bolam and set and costume designer Anthony Lamble after they worked together on Anya Reiss’s critically acclaimed adaptation of ‘Three Sisters’, also at Southwark Playhouse. Bolam’s 2012 production of Philip Ridley’s ‘Shivered’ was nominated for the Whatsonstage Best Off-West End Production Award, OFFIE nominated for Best New Play, OFFIE long-listed for Best Production and Best Director.
The Woods is at Southwark Playhouse until 26 March, 2022.