Drowning On Dry Land

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Alan Ayckbourn explores the celebrity fame game in this searing comedy. Read More >

Alan Ayckbourn’s 2004 play gets its London premiere at the Jermyn Street theatre.

Drowning On Dry Land explores fame and celebrity through the rise and fall of Charlie Conrad, an injured sportsman and useless quiz contestant who becomes famous just for being a failure. When he is caught in a compromising situation with the female clown at his son’t birthday party, this sharp and pertinent comedy reveals the fickle nature of the fame game.

The cast of Drowning On Dry Land includes Les Dennis as Charlie’s agent, Jason. A television presenter and actor, Dennis is well know for presenting Family Fortunes for many years. His stage work includes Marlon Brando’s Corset at Greenwich theatre, Me And My Girl in the West End and UK tours of Hairspray and High School Musical 2.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 22/02/2011

Opening Night: 24/02/2011

Closing Night: 19/03/2011

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Cast & Creative


Les Dennis


Director - Guy Retallack

Producer - Danielle Taranto

Author - Alan Ayckbourn