Witty, urbane, sophisticated and selfish, publisher Simon Hench is a man of taste and discretion, who is accustomed to keeping himself at a graceful distance from the messy distractions of his family and friends. He has a problem though - well, several actually - only he just doesn't know it yet. Settling in for an evening with his new recording of Wagner's Parsifal, Simon is besieged by a deluge of unwelcome visitors, and his usually cool demeanour begins to buckle as life finally catches up with him.
In the new production, directed by Simon Curtis (Dinner with Friends, Roots) and designed by Simon Higlett, Grant is joined in the cast of Anthony Head, David Bamber, Peter Wight, Liam Garrigan, Amanda Ryan and Amanda Drew.
Prior to its West End transfer, Otherwise Engaged visited Bath, Oxford, Milton Keynes and Woking. The revival is produced by Mark Rubinstein, Sonia Friedman Productions, Lee Menzies and TEG Productions. It has been nominated for two Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Awards – Best Supporting Actor for Anthony Head and Best Play Revival (click here to vote now!).
No further productions have yet been announced for the Criterion.
- by Terri Paddock