Director: Sally Potter
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas
Runtime: 1hr 11min
Shot in black-and-white, there is a steady stream of great laughs in Sally Potter’s state-of-the-nation comedy, set at a middle-class London dinner party given to celebrate the appointment of Janet (Scott Thomas) as Shadow Health Minister. Janet’s husband (Spall) also has dramatic (medical) news to share, and as the sophisticated evening starts to unravel, a night that began with champagne turns to arguments and a pointed gun.
‘…plays out in real time with elegance and dispatch, cantering up to a cheeky punch line twist which leaves you laughing over the final credits.’
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Location Stahl Theatre