The Gift - Play in April @Chelsea Theatre

Dear all,

I'm incredibly excited to announce the premiere of 'The Gift' which will hit the stage at the Chelsea Theatre on 9th of April until 15th April. Seven nights from Monday to Sunday. Tickets are NOT on sale yet but if you could click 'attending' if you are available on those dates that would

be fantastic. This page will be key for information about the production. All ticket details, photos and updates will be posted on here so be sure to stay tuned. Tickets will go on sale later in February and there will be a link on this group through which you can buy them.

Synopsis

"There was nothing in the world that was going to come between this man and his craft. When you watch him, you see more than that individual performance. You see vision. You see a million different people in one. It wasn’t like watching any actor deliver lines that were given to him. He interpreted the world through his gift. It’s still the same today."

Critics described Edward Dermontford as one of the ‘most widely respected and sublimely gifted actors of his generation’, while friends similarly admire him as a ‘spectacular and exemplary gentleman’. His phenomenal career has earned him countless accolades including an Academy Award win for then fresh young actor. Now in 2018 and after nearly 30 years in the industry, Edward proclaims his conquering of the acting world following a second Academy Award nomination - and so of course that means its time for a party…

'The Gift' joins Edward and some his friends for an evening’s celebrations following the icon’s seminal nomination. Drinks flow, scandal is spread, and attitudes are questioned as Hollywood producers, distinguished directors, silver-screen beauties and more reflect upon his life and seemingly unstoppable career . But when the evening takes a turn for the unexpected, will it prove Edward to be the idol he appears or will the night expose painful realities thought long extinguished by time? Will this seemingly intimate and pleasant gathering uncover the cost of success and ambition?


Creative team

Writer/ Director/ Producer – Harry Darell (‘The Union,’ ‘Back to the Nest’@ The White Bear Theatre, ‘The Firth File’@ The Bristol Old Vic Theatre)

Set Design – Harry Miller-Stirling

Make-up – Tabby Li

Photography – Charlie Flint

Technician – Tom Burgess

Manager - Bertie Taylor-Smith


Full cast for The Gift (2018)

Edward Dermontford - Ross Kernahan
Judi Pressop - Looby Mills
Leo Merison - James Warriner-Gallyer
Melanie Willow - Esme Lonsdale
Jackie Fulford - Grace Fitzalan Howard
Scott Surrows - Kit Loyd
Phillip Mcarthur - Mark Wartenberg
Elizabeth Whyte - Molly Murphy
Katya Mansford - Minnie Murphy
Thelma Mason - Hattie Wilkinson

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7 World's End Place, SW10 0DR
London
09 April , Monday 07:30

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