This thrilling Donmar production starring James Norton and Imogen Poots… never slackens its grip. In Michael Longhurst’s continually tense-making production, there’s superb support from Malachi Kirby and Faith Alabi.Daily Telegraph
‘I was riveted… Imogen Poots is brilliant… James Norton is equally good… with the perfect Paris flat set by Tom Scutt.’Times
'A remarkable, urgent play... powerful viewing'Financial Times
'Norton is utterly compelling as a man on the edge… Poots is equally brilliant… director Michael Longhurst ratchets up the tension'Radio Times
'Artfully done… Norton is perfectly cast as Zack'WhatsOnStage
'Horribly entertaining… Amy Herzog’s piece is a cracker... Malachi Kirby and Faith Alabi are perfect as the neighbours'Libby Purves, TheatreCat
'Riveting… James Norton and Imogen Poots are in accent-perfect, emotionally precise form'ArtsDesk
James Norton and Imogen Poots bring fizzy chemistryEvening Standard
Terrifically tense… James Norton and Imogen Poots are brilliantTime Out
Americans Zack and Abby are bright, young and recently married. He’s a doctor combating infant disease. She’s an actress, also teaching yoga. It’s just before Christmas and they’re living the expat highlife in bohemian Belleville, Paris.
It’s all a little too perfect.
Writer Amy Herzog is ‘one of the brightest new talents in the theater’ (New York Times). Her acclaimed play about a romantic dream gone sour receives its UK premiere. Michael Longhurst (Amadeus, National Theatre; Constellations, Royal Court, West End and Broadway) directs at the Donmar for the first time.
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in order of speaking
Zack James Norton
Abby Imogen Poots
Alioune Malachi Kirby
Amina Faith Alabi
Director Michael Longhurst
Designer Tom Scutt
Lighting Designer Natasha Chivers
Composition and Sound Design Ben and Max Ringham
Casting Alastair Coomer CDG
Behind the Scenes Guide
The Belleville Behind the Scenes guide offers extra insights into the production for young people, teachers and other audience members. Click here to read the Belleville Behind the Scenes guide.