FRIENDS TV Star MATTHEW PERRY to return to the West End after 12 years
Internationally acclaimed actor Matthew Perry (Friends, The Odd Couple) leads the cast in the World Premiere of his playwriting debut, The End of Longing, at the Playhouse Theatre, London, from 2 February – 14 May 2016. This fast paced, and bittersweet comic new play, will be directed by the critically acclaimed and award-winning director, Lindsay Posner (Speed-the-Plow, Other Desert Cities) reuniting the pair, following their first West End collaboration on Sexual Perversity in Chicago at the Comedy Theatre in 2003.
Meet Jack, Stephanie, Joseph and Stevie: four lost souls, entering their forties and searching for meaning. After sharing one raucous night together in a downtown Los Angeles bar, their lives become irreversibly entwined in a rollercoaster journey that forces them to confront the darker sides of their relationships.
A sharply written and hilarious dark comedy, The End of Longing, will make you realise that broken people don’t need to stay broken. Further casting for this four hander will be announced shortly.
Matthew Perry said “Being on stage makes you feel naked. Being on stage in a play that I have written will make me feel doubly naked. So if you’d like to see me doubly naked, tickets go on sale today.”
Matthew Perry is best known for playing Chandler Bing in the highly rated, critically acclaimed series, Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004.
Matthew was last in the West End, in 2003, in David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago – also directed by Lindsay Posner, at the Comedy Theatre.