Production images have been released for Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room or the vibrator play at the St James Theatre, which opens tonight (21 November 2013).

Ruhl's play is set in the late 19th-century in New York State, where enthusiasm has been growing amongst the well-to-do for the new electric lightbulb. Dr Givings has been working on his own strange electrical device aimed at treating "female hysteria". His first patient emerges from her first session ecstatic and keen to return for more treatment.

In the Next Room was Tony nominated for its 2009 Broadway premiere, and this production, directed by Laurence Boswell, won last year's UK Theatre Award for Best New Play following its UK premiere at Theatre Royal Bath.

Starring Natalie Casey, Edward Bennett, Sarah Woodward, Madeleine Appiah, Flora Montgomery, Owen Oakeshott and Jason Hughes, it runs at the Victoria venue until 4 January 2014.

Interested to know more about the play? Read our interview with author Sarah Ruhl here