The End of Longing
Currently playing at: The Playhouse Theatre
Matthew Perry, the star of the hit TV show Friends has returned to the London stage in his self penned play The End of Longing. The play marks Perry’s writing debut and there are obvious parallels with the American TV show which made Perry a household name, with the same charming quips and slick changes between character plots.
Perry plays a pessimistic alcoholic in a story which follows two sets of friends, who after meeting at a bar, couple up and become intwined in a tale of love and companionship. A brutally honest incite into the life as or with a drunk, this play will resonate with many as Perry encapsulates the torment of addiction, with all of the aspects of denial and depression wonderfully and painfully portrayed both within the script and during the star’s performance.