Nicholas Hytner directs a psychological thriller about a woman who witnesses a serious car accident.
The life of newspaper subeditor, Frances, takes an unexpected turn when she witnesses a fatal car accident. A stage adaptation of the unsettling novel by Harriet Lane with direction by Olivier Award winner, Nicholas Hytner. The cast includes Golden Globe Award winner, Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) as Frances and Robert Glenister (Moonlight / Night School) as Laurence.
Hytner’s brisk production, with a live cello score and dynamic set and projections from Bob Crowley and Luke Halls, is effortlessly watchable, and often very funny in its digs at class, privilege and arts hacks.'
Here's another predictable (and sometimes far-fetched) drama set amongst the glitterati of London's literati...What it does have... are gripping performances from Joanne Froggatt...and Robert Glenister...'
It is all quite enjoyable, but it feels incredibly lightweight...With its elegant cello interludes, and its careful story-telling, this is theatre as an after-dinner mint, bland and inoffensive.'
Adaptation of Harriet Lane's psychological and satirical bestseller never quite takes off... The chief pleasure of this evening lies in the continuous satirical jibes at journalism and at family life.'