14 May - 1 June 2013

The Print Room and Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents the UK Premiere of:

4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

Directed by James Dacre

SOLD OUT SHOWS: 22 May, 23 May, 24 May, 28 May, 29 May.

***** "Breathtaking work... a great treat for any theatre goer" Whats On Stage

**** "An impeccable UK Premiere production by James Dacre" Daily Telegraph

**** "This glorious little play by the New York playwright … deserves to be seen over here too. She's made something very personal into something that will touch almost anyone." The Times

**** "Sara Kestelman plays Vera with brilliant quicksilver changeability" The Independent

**** "London's most upmarket fringe venue has another hit on its hands with this smart tale of intergenerational friendship" Time Out, Critics Choice

**** "James Dacre's production is sensitive to the delivate nuances of Amy Herzog's play. Sara Kestelman's performance as Vera is gutsy and precise, and as Leo newcomer Daniel Boyd is charming, goofy and affecting" Evening Standard

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Photos by Jane Hobson

 

Following performances at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath, James Dacre's production of Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles transfers to The Print Room for three weeks.

It's the middle of the night when 21 year-old Leo arrives on the doorstep of the West Village apartment where his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera lives. She's an old Communist who lives alone, he's a latter-day hippie, recently returned from a cross-country bike trip which ended traumatically.

Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately connect. When Leo's old girlfriend shows up and he begins to reveal the mysterious events of his journey, Leo and Vera discover the narrow line between growing up and growing old.

Peopled with nuanced, beautifully-drawn characters, Amy Herzog's award-winning play has established her as a remarkable new talent. 4000 Miles was the recipient of two 2012 Obie Awards, including Best New American Play. It had its 2011 world première at New York's Lincoln Center Theater.

James Dacre returns to The Print Room where he directed Judgement Day by Mike Poulton, a new version of When We Dead Awaken by Henrik Ibsen. His other directing work includes As You Like It (Shakespeare's Globe, UK and European Tour), King James Bible (Royal National Theatre) and the world première of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall (Trafalgar Studios).

Cast: Daniel Boyd, Sara Kestelman, Jing Lusi and Jenny Hulse

Director - James Dacre

Designer  - Simon Kenny

Lighting Design - Richard Howell

Sound Design - Adrienne Quartly

 

14 May - 1 June 2013

Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 3.30pm

TICKETS: £20 / £15 conc

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FREE PRE-SHOW TUESDAY TALKS

On Tuesday nights (May 14, 21, & 28) at 7pm, Dr Cindy Lawford discusses Amy Herzog's writing and the inspiration for writing "4000 Miles" including the life and political causes of her Communist grandmother.

  
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