Switzerland


1995, the Swiss Alps. Patricia Highsmith, the queen of the thriller, now ageing and ailing, hides away in her study, surrounded by her collection of books and antique weaponry, finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes.
Switzerland at Ambassadors Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Ambassadors Theatre
Started: Saturday 10 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 5 January 2019
Running time:1 hr 35 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Filled with razor-sharp dialogue, this chilling and sometimes hilarious two-hander unfolds into a gripping psychological thriller.


Phyllis Logan, who played housekeeper Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey, was acclaimed for her extraordinary performance as Patricia Highsmith at Switzerland's premiere at the Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio earlier this year.


Synopsis


1995, the Swiss Alps.


Patricia Highsmith, the queen of the thriller, now ageing and ailing, hides away in her study, surrounded by her collection of books and antique weaponry, finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes.


A polished young man turns up, sent by her New York publisher to persuade the great writer to pen one final instalment of her best-selling series featuring the master manipulator, Tom Ripley.


But as day breaks over the mountains, it becomes clear that the charming stranger is set on a far more sinister mission.


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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 10 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 5 January 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑45pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 4-00pm


Tickets


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From £19.50

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Cast


Phyllis Logan

Calum Finlay


Creatives


Author: Joanna Murray-Smith
Director: Lucy Bailey

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