Venus in Fur

Haymarket Theatre Royal
Haymarket, London

Public Previews: 6 October 2017
Opens: 17 October 2017
Closes: 9 December 2017

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Show times
Monday at 7.30pm
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Wednesday at 7.30pm
Thursday at 3.00pm and 7.30pm
Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 3.00pm and 7.30pm
Sunday no shows
Note: Sat 7 Oct at 7.30pm only
Note: Thu 12 Oct at 7.30pm only
Note: Tue 17 Oct at 7.00pm only

Runs 90 minutes with no interval

Seat prices
£? to £?
(plus booking fees if applicable)

Venus in Fur

A major production of David Ives' dark comedy Venus in Fur in London starring Natalie Dormer and David Oakes

"You don't have to tell me about sadomasochism. I'm in the theatre." Enigmatic actress Vanda Jordan appears unannounced for an audition with director Thomas Novachek. She’s determined to land the leading role in his new production – despite seeming wrong for the part. Over one evening in downtown Manhattan their charged meeting becomes a seductive dance to the end. A dark comedy about desire, fantasy.... and the love of fur.

The cast for this 'two-hander' features Natalie Dormer as 'Vanda Jordan' and David Oakes as 'Thomas Novachek'. Directed by Patrick Marber with designs by Rob Howell and lighting by Hugh Vanstone.

Natalie Dormer is probaby best know for her role as 'Cressida' in the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay films as well for her role as 'Anne Boleyn' in the TV series The Tudors. David Oakes' London theatre credits include the role of 'Christopher Marlowe' in Declan Donnellan stage production of Lee Hall's Shakespeare In Love at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2014 and the role of 'Mr Darcy' in Deborah Bruce's stage production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in 2013. David Ives' West End credits include co-adapting the book for the stage musical White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre in 2014. Patrick Marber's London theatre directing credits include Tom Stoppard's Travesties at the Apollo Theatre in 2017, Harold Pinter's The Caretaker at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2001 and Dennis Potter's Blue Remembered Hills at the National Theatre in 1996

David Ives' play Venus in Fur was originally seen on Broadway in 2012 for an eight month run in a production that was directed by Walter Bobbie and a cast that featured Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy - with Nina Arianda winning the Tony Award for 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play'.

Venus in Fur in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket public previews from 6 October 2017, opens on 17 October 2017 and closes on 9 December 2017