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The world premier of Neil LaBute's In A Forest Dark and Deep opens on Monday, 14 March (previews from 3 March 2011). Lost heartthrob Matthew Fox makes his West End debut in the play, which he stars in alongside British stage and screen star Olivia Williams.

On a dark and stormy night, all Bobby thought he was doing was helping his sister Betty clear out her cottage in the forest. But in this cabin of lies nothing is as it seems and the truth refuses to be packed away. What is she hiding? Does he really want to find out?

Written and directed by LaBute, the psychological thriller plays a limited 12-week season at the Vaudeville Theatre to 4 June 2011.

Last night (9 March 2011) the Whatsonstage.com Club hosted an Outing to In A Forest Dark and Deep followed by a post-show discussion with Fox, Williams and LaBute. To listen to a full recording of the Q&A you can subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or follow the link our radio story.

American dramatist Neil LaBute’s work is frequently mounted in the UK. In the West End, his credits include Some Girls, The Shape of Things and, most recently, Fat Pig, which won the 2009 Whatsonstage.com Award for Best New Comedy; at the Almeida Theatre, In a Dark Dark House, The Mercy Seat, The Distance from Here, Bash and The Shape of Things; at the Donmar Warehouse, This Is How It Goes; and at the Bush, The Furies, Helter Skelter, Land of the Dead, The War on Terror and Wrecks. Reasons to Be Pretty, seen on Broadway in 2009, has also been tipped for the West End next year.

In addition to his stage work, LaBute is well known for his screen writing and directing. His films include In the Company of Men, Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession, The Wicker Man and adaptations of The Shape of Things and Bash.

In a Forest, Dark and Deep is designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Fergus O'Hare. It’s produced by Anna Waterhouse, Nica Burns, Max Weitzenhoffer, Jay Harris and Josephine Genetay.


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