In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play

by Sarah Ruhl

St James Theatre (November 2013 – Jan 2014)

 

Late 19th Century New York State. A time of great innovation and social change. Whilst enthusiasm grows amongst the well-to-do for the new electric light bulb, Dr Givings has been working on his own strange electrical device. His aim is to treat female hysteria, but his first patient emerges from her first session glowing and keen to return…

 

IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play is a provocative, touching and entertaining story about sex and intimacy.

 

Cast: Natalie Casey, Jason Hughes, Sarah Woodward, Flora Montgomery, Edward Bennett, Madeline Appiah, Owen Oakeshott

 

Director – Laurence Boswell

Designer – Simon Kenny

Lighting – Ben Ormerod

Sound – Fergus O’Hare

 

REVIEWS

★★★★ ‘Sarah Ruhl has come up with something rather wonderful: a period drama that is funny, original and genuinely touching’ Daily Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Sarah Ruhl’s brilliant play’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Like Ibsen with orgasms’ The Times

★★★★ ‘Laurence Boswell’s beautifully acted production’ The Independent

★★★★ ‘A witty delight’ Sunday Express

★★★★ ‘A wise, funny and moving play’ Financial Times