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About the Show Less...

David Mamet's uproarious courtroom farce. Read More >

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David Mamet’s Romance is an uproarious courtroom farce which lampoons the American Judicial system and exposes the hypocrisy surrounding personal prejudices and political correctness.

Lindsay Posner directs the play, which is the first David Mamet play to be produced at the Almeida. Posner has also directed three of Mamet’s other plays: A Life in the Theatre, Oleanna and Sexual Perversity in Chicago in London’s West End.

John Mahoney will play the judge. He last appeared on the London Stage in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production of The Man Who Came To Dinner at the Barbican in 1998. He is widely recognised for his role as Marty Crane in Frasier, for which he received an Emmy Award.

Romance is suitable for an audience aged 16 and over.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 06/09/2005

Closing Night: 22/10/2005

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Cast & Creative


Geff Francis, Nigel Lindsay, John Mahoney, Paul Ready, Nick Sampson, Colin Stinton, Nick Woodeson


Director - Lindsay Posner

Producer - Almeida

Designer - Peter Mckintosh

Lighting Designer - Neil Austin

Sound - Matthew Berry

Author - David Mamet

About Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, London N1 1TA

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