Aisling Loftus and Gethin Anthony join The Hotel Plays at The Langham
Story by Jack Foley
MR Selfridge star Aisling Loftus and Game of Thrones‘ Gethin Anthony are among the performers taking part in The Hotel Plays at The Langham Hotel in Marylebone from February.
Based on the work of American playwright Tennessee Williams, The Hotel Plays will involve three separate stories being performed in rooms at The Langham from February 11 to March 8, 2014.
The plays are the sexual thriller Green Eyes, starring Loftus and Anthony, hostage drama Sunburst with Carol Macready, Daniel Ings and Jake Mann, and The Pink Bedroom, which will include Helen George and Gyuri Sarossy.
Loftus, hitherto best known for playing Agnes Towler opposite Jeremy Piven in the hit ITV period drama, will play the recently married Mrs Dunphy, who gets into a violent argument with her husband on her honeymoon night.
She told the Evening Standard: “It’s so exciting – not just because I’m a massive Tennessee Williams fan but because of the nature of it being set-specific. The audience will be in reaching distance. It’s exciting but also petrifying. I’m used to TV and getting lots of chances to perfect a scene. I know it’s a cliché but with theatre you only get one.”
About the plays…
Green Eyes was ritten in 1970 but unpublished for almost 40 years. The thriller graphically reveals the impact of war through the sexual fantasies of a newly-wed couple in New Orleans. Green Eyes transforms a honeymoon suite into a battleground where desire and violence become blurred and indistinguishable.
Sunburst follows a retired actress, Miss Sails, as she falls hostage to two young men scheming to steal her priceless sunburst diamond. But Miss Sails is no Southern Belle…
The Pink Bedroom follows the fortunes of a married man who keeps a younger woman in a pink bedroom for eight blissful years until the inevitable day when their precarious balance of needs topples into mid-life calamity.
To find out more or to book tickets, visit The Hotel Plays website