No fun in this dysfunctional family

This Olivier Award-winning drama stars Kirsten Van Ritzen, Michael King, Melissa Taylor and Michael Bell

Michael King

Michael King

Langham Court Theatre’s season continues with Polly Stenham’s multi-award winner That Face, directed by Judy Treloar.

That Face, Stenham’s first play written when she was just 19, is a hard-hitting, intense and visceral dissection of children who become parents to their parents and a family at breaking point.

The compelling story includes daughter Mia, at boarding school, but still with access to her mother’s drugs. She gets into trouble for drugging a fellow student, bringing her father back to England from Hong Kong.

Henry, Mia’s brother, has dropped out of school to stay home and look after his alcoholic mother. Martha, their formerly glamorous mother, controls their lives while her own mind and world crumble around her.

This Olivier Award-winning drama, which stars Kirsten Van Ritzen (Martha), Michael King (Hugh), Melissa Taylor (Mia) and Michael Bell (Henry) will keep you on the edge of your seat for an unforgettable night at the theatre.

Previews are Wednesday, Jan. 16 and the show opens Thursday, Jan. 17. It runs through to Saturday, Feb. 2.

Preview Night (Jan. 16) tickets are two for $20. Jan. 22 and 29 tickets are two for $30. Single tickets are $21 and $19. For bookings and more information call 250-384-2142 or go to langhamtheatre.ca.

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