The ante’s high with Dealer’s Choice at the Royal & Derngate

Dealers Choice

The final summer production for the Royal & Derngate’s Made in Northampton 2014 season will be Patrick Marber’s award-winning play Dealer’s Choice.

It will take to the Royal stage from May 23 to June 14, and then transferring to Oxford Playhouse for a week.

Dealer’s Choice will be directed by Michael Longhurst, who recently directed Royal Court and West End hit Constellations.

Family, friendship and honour are tested in Patrick Marber’s brilliantly funny story of male camaraderie and obsession, set in the gritty world of amateur poker.

When first staged at the National Theatre in 1995 the play won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy.

Royal & Derngate’s artistic director James Dacre said: “We’re thrilled that Michael will be bringing Patrick Marber’s exhilarating breakthrough play to Northamptonshire audiences, demonstrating why one of the most iconic plays of the 1990s remains powerfully relevant today.”

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