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SWITZERLAND opens in the West End starring PHYLLIS LOGAN

20 November 2018 Acting News Phyllis Logan

Nobby Clark

Phyllis Logan transforms into Patricia Highsmith in the acclaimed production of 'Switzerland' as it transfers into the West End from the Ustinov Studio, Bath.

1995, the Swiss Alps.  Patricia Highsmith, the queen of the thriller, now ageing and ailing, hides away in her study, surrounded by her collection of books and antique weaponry, finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes.  Vitriolic, bigoted and alcoholic, her eccentricities are the stuff of legend.  A polished young man turns up, sent by her New York publisher to persuade the great writer to pen one final instalment of her best-selling series featuring the master manipulator, Tom Ripley.  But as day breaks over the mountains, it becomes clear that the charming stranger is set on a far more sinister mission.

Filled with razor-sharp dialogue, this chilling and sometimes hilarious two-hander unfolds into a gripping psychological thriller.

 

"Phyllis Logan... is a really impressive presence."  The Guardian

"Logan and Finlay are excellent.  Logan's every rasped utterance is corrosive with whisky, nicotine and vitriol."  The Times

"Phyllis Logan... completely wonderful.  A real stab of class."   Mail on Sunday

 

'Switzerland' plays at the Ambassadors Theatre until Saturday 5th January 2019.

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