Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Sideways by Rex Pickett to receive UK premiere at the St James Theatre

A brand new production of Rex Pickett’s novel and play Sideways will open at the St James Theatre, marking its UK premiere.

Directed by David Grindley, Sideways will open on 31st May (previews from 26th May) and run until 9th July 2016 with full casting snd creatives to be announced.

Pickett says: "From the moment my play Sideways was successfully staged in the U.S. it's been my express dream to bring it to London. That is not hyperbole. I've been a lifelong, die-hard fan of U.K. films, literature, thespians, and, of course, London's rich history of theatre and her undying love of language and for the spoken word. The Brit influence on my work is incalculable, my debt enormous. Bringing Sideways to London is that dream realized in Technicolor, that debt remunerated in the only way I'm capable of expressing my immeasurable gratitude."

Join best friends Miles and Jack on a hilarious journey into the heart of wine country with Sideways: The Play. Based on his beloved novel, which inspired the Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film, Rex Pickett's stage adaptation fizzes with comedy and heartfelt emotion, and goes down better than a well-aged Pinot Noir.

When a neurotic author, who is writing his way into a midlife-crisis, and an actor, who is marrying his way out of his, head out to Santa Barbara for a week of wine-tastings, they find out that there's more to be savoured in California than a few new bottles. For when Miles and Jack meet the equally strong and complex Maya and Terra, the four of them learn just how intoxicating a good glass of wine and good company can be - for better and for worse. 

Sideways is produced by Matt Chisling and Amy Anzel for Pinot Productions Limited.

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