Cattrall, best known for her role as sex-hungry Samantha Jones in the hit US TV series, made her West End debut last year in Peter Hall’s revival of Whose Life Is It Anyway?. She’s joined in the Mamet play by Douglas Henshall. For the press performance, Oliver Coopersmith (pictured with Cattrall) played John, the ten-year-old son of Cattrall’s Donny (he shares the role with Joe Ashman and Adam Brown).
Overnight critics were divided about the merits of Mamet’s play itself, with some questioning the quality of the dialogue. However, most were moved by Rourke’s new production and praised the performances of the leads, particularly that of the young Coopersmith.
- by Caroline Ansdell