The Crimson Hotel and Audience

The Crimson Hotel and Audience

by Michael Frayn
     
 

In this absurdist comedy two lovers - a playwright and his leadactress - escape to a discreet and charming Parisian hotel, conjuredfrom a desert landscape. As the walls, door and crimson curtains ofRoom 322 materialise around them, a fumbling of fastenings ensues. Butthey soon discover they're not the only couple intent on escaping fromreality. . .

The Crimson

…  See more details below

Overview

In this absurdist comedy two lovers - a playwright and his leadactress - escape to a discreet and charming Parisian hotel, conjuredfrom a desert landscape. As the walls, door and crimson curtains ofRoom 322 materialise around them, a fumbling of fastenings ensues. Butthey soon discover they're not the only couple intent on escaping fromreality. . .

The Crimson Hotel has its world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, on 25 July 2007.

The volume also features the one-act play, Audience, a delightful send-up which holds up a mirror to the outlandish behaviour and comedy inherent in every theatre audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408101100
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Modern Plays Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,085,077
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Michael Frayn's award-winning plays include Alphabetical Order, Make and Break and Noises Off, all of which received Best Comedy of the Year awards, while Benefactors was named Best Play of the Year. Other recent works include Democracy, the fourteenth of his plays, and Copenhagen, winner of numerous awards including the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Best Play Awards 1998. In 2006 Donkeys' Years was revived on the West End thirty years after its premiere.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >