In The Next Room or the Vibrator Play

In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play, St James Theatre
IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play Natalie Casey pictured small (c) E...I wasn’t sure what to expect from a play with a vibrator in the subject. I was very pleasantly surprised, not just with the high standard of acting, but also with the subject which, although a comedy has a story, that is sadly all too common even today.
Set in the late 19th century in America, this is an era of great innovation and change, a time when Edison had recently discovered electricity. The story focuses on symptoms of hysteria, a term used in those days for what can now be termed as the sexually frustrated. In reality this appears to equate to a lack of caring and affection in the sexual area of a relationship. Dr. Givings has invented a rather bizarre looking vibrator which he uses to give his patients a climax, and thus alleviate stress. In this play, with seven in the cast, no one is immune.
The area around London’s Victoria is being completely rebuilt. St James, a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, is a new theatre with tiered seating, which means that wherever you sit, you get a good view. An added bonus is a comfortable bar/café with windows onto the street.
In The Next Room runs until January 4, 2014. A bonus, the theatre doesn’t charge a booking fee. Tickets for the front row are competitively priced at £15 if booked up to two weeks before a performance. The only downside is their premium rate telephone number.
www.StJamesTheatre.co.uk
12 Palace Street, London SW1 5JA. T. 0844 2642140??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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About Natasha Blair

Travel journalist who enjoys discovering new places in style, where possible, with her dog, a Coton de Tulear, called Poppy. Good food, not necessarily gourmet, is important as is the atmosphere as she also writes about restaurants. Culture is another love, and as she is based in London, she reviews theatre and art exhibitions.
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