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Trish Wadley Productions in association with Bethany Cooper Productions and Park Theatre present

The Shape of Things

By Neil LaBute

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Directed by Nicky Allpress 


'The world of Neil LaBute is a battleground of carnage between the sexes' 

How far would you go for love? What would you be willing to change?

When college student Adam falls hard for Evelyn, an ambitious art major, the meaning of both art and friendship are pushed to their limits.

Neil LaBute’s Olivier Award nominated dark comedy received its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in 2001 with Rachel Weisz and Paul Rudd. This first major Off West End revival is presented by the producers of last year’s Park Theatre hit Clybourne Park.

Starring Luke Newton (Bridgerton, The Book of Mormon), Amber Anderson (Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror), Carla Harrison-Hodge (Cyrano De Bergerac, Amadeus) and Majid Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy (War Horse, Hollyoaks).

Awards from Almeida Theatre run 2001:
Winner: Outstanding Play – Drama Desk Awards
Nominee: Best New Comedy – Olivier Awards 

★★★★★ 'A slick, funny, chilling evening that really delivers' Mail on Sunday

★★★★★ 'It’s hard to imagine a better production than this one. A real must-see.' WhatsOnStage

★★★★ 'Slick and efficient – and funny. Neil LaBute’s classic is as finely engineered as a sports car' Evening Standard

★★★★ 'Fast, fresh and funny' The Guardian

★★★★ 'Slick and sinister' The Stage

★★★★ 'Sharp, cool, merciless.... a triumphant revival' Daily Express

★★★★ 'A theatrical sting' Daily Mail

★★★★ 'This revival is clever, funny and chilling' The Observer

★★★★ 'A stellar piece of theatre' Broadway World

★★★★★ 'Theatregoers should definitely put this one their list.' London Living Large

★★★★ 'A play to make you think, laugh, and squirm in your seat' London Theatre 

★★★★ 'Funny script entertains and fast dialogue holds attention.' Curtain Call

★★★★ 'LaBute’s creation still has the power to shock' London Box Office

★★★★ 'Sinister, seductive and shocking ... the perfect academic night at the theatre.' West End Best Friend