Festival 2013

WORLD PREMIERE

If Only

By DAVID EDGAR

If Only

Minerva Theatre

14 Jun - 27 Jul 2013

Overview

It’s 16 April 2010, the day after the first prime ministerial debate. Stranded in Malaga Airport by the Icelandic ash-cloud, a Labour special advisor, a Lib Dem staffer and a Tory candidate consider their options.

Can their parties survive without them? How will they get back home? And who’ll end up in government?

And now it’s 4 August 2014. As the nation settles down to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War, the three politicians meet again. One of them knows something that could change the outcome of the 2015 election.

Should they reveal it? And at what cost?

David Edgar’s plays include Destiny, Pentecost and Written on the Heart for the RSC and The Shape of the Table and Playing with Fire for the National Theatre. His multi award winning RSC adaptation of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby was revived by Chichester in 2006, followed by his new version of Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder in 2010.
Read our Q&A and listen to our Pre-Show talk with him.

Associate Director Angus Jackson’s credits for Chichester include Goodnight Mister Tom (also West End and UK tour), The Browning Version (also West End), Canvas, Bingo (also Young Vic), Wallenstein and Funny Girl. He has directed Elmina’s Kitchen, Fix Up, Rocket to the Moon and The Power of Yes for the National Theatre.

Supported by the If Only Commissioning Circle

If Only  is sponsored by         If Only  is supported by

Festival 2013

Hentys Corporate

Hentys Corporate

Pawprint Charitable Trust

Pawprint Charitable Trust


Reviews

5 Star Rating Financial Times
'RIVETING...IT IS IMPORTANT THAT IT BE SEEN'
Read full review

4 Star Rating The Daily Telegraph

'IF ONLY, DAVID EDGAR'S PLAY ABOUT THE
FUTURE OF THE COALITION GOVERNMENT IS GRIPPING, FUNNY AND BANG ON THE MONEY' [Read full review]

4 Star Rating The Guardian
'RAPTUROUSLY RECEIVED BY A CHICHESTER AUDIENCE...ANGUS JACKSON'S PRODUCTION IS VERY WELL ACTED'  Read full review


The Company

Creative Team

David Edgar

Writer

David Edgar

Angus Jackson

Director

Angus Jackson

Ruth Sutcliffe

Designer

Ruth Sutcliffe

Philip Gladwell

Lighting Designer

Philip Gladwell

Isobel Waller-Bridge

Music

Isobel Waller-Bridge

Sebastian Frost

Sound Designer

Sebastian Frost

Duncan McLean

Video Designer

Duncan McLean

Gabrielle Dawes

Casting Director

Gabrielle Dawes

Chloe Wicks

Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Apprentice Director

Chloe Wicks


Cast

Jamie Glover

Jamie Glover

Peter

Martin Hutson

Martin Hutson

Sam

Charlotte Lucas

Charlotte Lucas

Jo

Eve Ponsonby

Eve Ponsonby

Hannah



Booking Info

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes (inc. interval)

PLEASE NOTE: the earlier you book, the better the price. Ticket prices are guaranteed until Monday 22 July, and are then subject to change.

Tickets:

Previews/Press Night
£24.50

Matinees & Mon-Thu evenings
£30.50

Fri-Sat evenings
£33.00

Discounts and concessions available
Terms & Conditions

Aged 18-25? An allocation of tickets priced at just £8.50 for all performances in both theatres will be released one month before each production opens. Find out more



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