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House Of Games

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About the Show Less...

Stepping in to help one of her patients settle his gambling debts, a psychoanalyst is drawn into the seedy underworld of a poker club. Read More >

In Richard Bean’s adaptation of House Of Games, Harvard-educated psychoanalyst Margaret Ford is celebrated for her best selling book Driven! Compulsion and Obsession in Every Day Life. 

Stepping in to help one of her patients settle his gambling debts, she compromises her professional reputation and is drawn into the seedy underworld of the House of Games poker club.

Seduced by charismatic hustler Mike, Margaret convinces herself that she can make an academic study of the con. Before she realises it, Margaret is entangled in a fast-paced complex thriller.

House Of Games is based on the screenplay by the renowned American author, playwright and screenwriter, David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, The Postman Always Rings Twice and The Untouchables).

Adapted by Richard Bean, the writer was last at the Almeida with his highly successful new version of Moliére’s The Hypochondriac in 2005. He won the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play for Harvest in 2005, and most recently wrote England People Very Nice at the National Theatre.

House Of Games is directed by Laurence Olivier Award-winning British theatre director, Lindsay Posner. Posner is best known for his work in the West End and was Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre, where his production of Death And The Maiden won two Olivier Awards.

For more about House Of Games at the Almeida theatre read the First Night Feature or Big Interview with Richard Bean.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 9/09/2010

Opening Night: 16/09/2010

Closing Night: 6/11/2010

Running time: 1h30

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Cast & Creative


Nancy Carroll, Trevor Cooper, Dermot Crowley, Amanda Drew, Peter De Jersey, Michael Landes, John Marquez, Al Weaver


Director - Lindsay Posner

Designer - Peter Mackintosh

Lighting Designer - Paul Pyant

Author - Richard Bean, based on the screenplay by David Mamet

Music By - Django Bates

About Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, London N1 1TA

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