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The Narcissist

A new play by Christopher Shinn

Minerva TheatreTicketsPrice: from £20

Overview

You can’t live your life thinking everything you text will become public knowledge. Censoring yourself is no way to live.

Everyone needs Jim.

His mother.
His best friend.
His brother.
His new lover.
A hopeful future President.

But can Jim really help anyone, when he isn’t sure who he is any more, or what he actually believes? An expert in electoral strategy, he’s forged a successful career by advising politicians how to communicate with voters. But following a seismic shift in the political landscape, he’s disillusioned. And his marriage is in crisis. As he juggles the demands on his life through his smartphone, will the lure of success and fame prove irresistible?

The Narcissist is a gripping, inventive and witty take on personal and political communication in the internet age.

Christopher Shinn is a celebrated American playwright whose work has been produced to huge acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. His first play, Four, premiered at the Royal Court in 1998 and, in 2008, his play Dying City was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Ola Ince directs. Winner of the 2016 Genesis Future Director Award, and currently Artistic Associate at the Royal Court, her credits include Appropriate (Donmar Warehouse) and The Convert (Young Vic).

Prologue 17 Lime Teal.

Prologue tickets available

Cast & Creatives

Creative team

Ola Ince

Director

Amy Ball

Casting Director

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Pricing

Pricing Information

Price bands for an event, organised by showing
Performance description Price Bands
Previews/Press Night£20£30
All other performances£28£39
Friends Festival Saver: Book the same number of tickets for four or more productions and save 20%. All Saver tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.
Friends : £2 off non-Saver tickets
Groups 8+ Monday and Tuesday: £25 per ticket
Groups 8+ Wednesday - Friday: £5 off each ticket
Groups 40+ Wednesday - Friday: £8 off each ticket, plus a £5 ticket for the Group Organiser
School and College Groups 10+ Monday - Friday: £8.50 per ticket; one free teacher ticket with every nine paid
Family tickets (excludes Saturday evenings): Half Price for up to four U16s with every full price paying adult. Discounts applied at the checkout. All tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.
Over 60s Monday - Thursday: £2 off
Full-time students in Higher Education, Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support claimants Monday - Thursday: Half Price
Full-time students in Higher Education, Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support claimants Monday - Thursday: Standby from one hour before the performance: £8.50
£5 Prologue Tickets available for 16-25 year olds: Log in to your account to see Prologue seats
Prologue Book 3 Get 1 Free: Log in to your account to see Prologue seats
All venues: Only one reduction applies per ticket, and all discounts are subject to availability and at the discretion of the Box Office.
All venues: Discounts do not apply on Previews and Press Nights

Content and Themes

At CFT, we want everyone to feel truly welcome and comfortable. While we try not to spoil anyone’s enjoyment by giving away ‘spoilers’ such as plot twists and narrative surprises, we also recognise that some people may find certain themes distressing. You’ll find guidance on such content below; please be aware that by reading this, some elements of the plot may be revealed. Please note that this may be updated nearer the time of the production as staging details are confirmed.

If you have any questions or feedback, do email us at marketing@cft.org.uk

The Narcissist
Age Guidance  14+  
Language       Strong language
Nudity             None anticipated
Violence         None
Themes          Politics, family relationships, social media including sexting

Theatre to binge watch

See four shows in a weekend

This year we are reintroducing repertory in the Festival Theatre which means there are opportunities to binge-watch four productions in three different venues in Chichester over a single weekend - a proper theatrical treat!

Friday 16 - Sunday 18 October

Start with The Taxidermist’s Daughter on Friday evening in the Festival Theatre. On Saturday afternoon, catch the world premiere of The Narcissist in the Minerva Theatre followed by Sarah Kane's Crave in the Spiegeltent. Finally on the Sunday afternoon, experience Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s darkly comic musical Assassins.

Friday 23 - Saturday 24 October

Start your weekend early with a Friday matinee of Assassins in the Festival Theatre followed by an evening in the Minerva Theatre with The Narcissist. On Saturday, enjoy a matinee of The Taxidermist’s Daughter and Crave in the evening.

Please note, other configurations are possible on this weekend.

Friday 30 - Sunday 1 November

Watch three shows and a cabaret in this special weekender: On Friday morning, don't miss a chance to explore behind the scenes on one of our 60-minute backstage Theatre Tours. Then catch The Taxidermist’s Daughter on Friday night, and choose your order of Assassins and Crave on Saturday. Finish the weekend with Sunday in the Park with Daniel a dazzling evening of music and song in celebration of Sondheim's 90th birthday.

F20 Title Splash Event Size.
Diners 384 X 216.

Dining

Tickets
Age Guidance 
Ages 14+
Notes
Contains strong language