Matthew Perry makes West End writing debut with The End of Longing

The End of Longing

Friends actor Matthew Perry leads the cast in the premiere of his playwriting debut, The End of Longing, at the Playhouse Theatre, London, from February.

The fast paced, and bittersweet comedy, will be directed by award-winning director, Lindsay Posner (Speed-the-Plow, Other Desert Cities) reuniting the pair, following their first West End collaboration on Sexual Perversity in Chicago in 2003.

Matthew Perry

Jack, Stephanie, Joseph and Stevie are four lost souls, entering their forties and searching for meaning. After sharing one raucous night together in a downtown Los Angeles bar, their lives become irreversibly entwined in a rollercoaster journey that forces them to confront the darker sides of their relationships.

This sharply written and hilarious dark comedy will make you realise that broken people don’t need to stay broken.

Matthew Perry said: “Being on stage makes you feel naked. Being on stage in a play that I have written will make me feel doubly naked. So if you’d like to see me doubly naked, tickets go on sale today.”

Matthew Perry is best known for playing Chandler Bing in Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004.

Perry is currently the star and executive producer on CBS’s The Odd Couple, based on the Neil Simon classic comedy.

The series debuted as the biggest new comedy of the 2014 season, with over 13 million viewers. The second season will premiere in 2016.

His film credits include 17 Again, alongside Zac Efron, The Whole Nine Yards, opposite Bruce Willis, which was followed up by The Whole Ten Yards, Three to Tango, alongside Neve Campbell, Dylan McDermott and Oliver Platt, Fools Rush In with Salma Hayek and A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, with the late River Phoenix.

The End of Longing runs at the Playhouse Theatre from February 2-May 14.

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