David Grindley directs Obi Abili, Anthony Head and Lesley Manville, in John Guare's adrenalin-fuelled Olivier Award-winning play, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION - a sharp, vivacious take on two worlds colliding.
When Ouisa and Flan Kittredge let an injured young man into their home in the middle of the night, they open the door on a new and enticing world. But is it really what it seems? Guare's witty play scratches beneath the surface of a world obsessed with money and fame - how can anyone be sure that people are who they say they are?
Inspired by the real life story of a flamboyant con artist who convinced wealthy residents in Manhattan that he was the son of actor Sidney Poitier, Six Degrees of Separation is a captivating study of society's pretensions exposed by one man's self-confidence and imagination.
Directed by David Grindley (who directed National Anthems at The Old Vic a few years ago). David Grindley's recent Broadway credits include Pygmalion and Journey’s End, which won the 2007 Tony for Best Revival. Recent UK credits include Crown Matrimonial, Blackbird and In the Club. Previous London credits include Honour, The Philanthropist, National Anthems, What the Butler Saw, Some Girls, Abigail’s Party and Loot.
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
Written by: John Guare
Directed by: David Grindley
Produced by: The Old Vic Theatre Company
The Old Vic auditorium is back in the traditional proscenium arch set up after being in-the round for the last three productions.