14 to 19 May 2001


in the Studio Theatre


Dealer's Choice


by Patrick Marber


directed by Lisa Fulthorpe


For those compulsive gamblers amongst us — Marber's darkly hilarious play is a must. Set after hours at a London restaurant, Dealer's Choice examines a bunch of men and their addiction to that other beautiful game — poker. With more than a nod to his mentor David Mamet, thirty-something playwright Patrick Marber (who wrote much of Alan Partridge's material as well as the National Theatre hit Closer) draws a sharply astute portrait of male relationships. It's about winning and losing. It's about masculine pride, loyalty, competitiveness, trust and friendship. It's about the demons that drive men to shuffle their lives away at the touch of a card.






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