Dealer's Choice
by Patrick Marber
31st January - 8th February 2003
~ Directed by Claudia McKelvey ~

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Claudia McKelvey debuts with this play centring around a cut-throat poker set against the backdrop of a London restaurant. It is an enthralling, wisecracking close-up of the demons that drive compulsive gambers and an examination of fathers and sons. Marber also exposes deeper wounds between desperate would-be winners as they hurtle towards a dramatic unravelling that shows the real truth behind their entertaining journey. This play won both the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and The Writers' Guild award for Best West End Play.

Cast
David HarroldStephen
Chris JanesMugsy
Andy LeeSweeney
Patrick SunnersFrankie
Andy HowellCarl
Ray NewtonAsh
Crew
Brenda NeweyStage Manager
Paul MortonAsst.Stage Manager
Andy KirtleyAsst.Stage Manager
Angela ReissProps
Shelagh RyanWardrobe
Pippa MortonPrompt
Simon LeeLights
Tony MasonSound
Betty JanesProduction Assistant

Photos by Steve Beeston Photography
Review by John Webber