Two For The Seesaw will mark Buckland Theatre Company’s first West End production, following previous sold-out shows at the Park Theatre. Directed by Gary Condes, William Gibson’s timeless comedy drama will open at Trafalgar Studio 2 on 12th July and will run until 4th August 2018.
Written in 1958, the original Broadway production of Two for the Seesaw played more than 750 performances featuring Henry Fond and Anne Bancroft, and was later adapted for film. Now, IT’S BACK. Join us as we go back in time to New York City in the 1950's, and follow Jerry and Gittel on their tempestuous love affair.
Charles Dorfman will play Jerry. His most recent stage credits include Park Theatre productions of Luv, The Ugly One and Some Girl(s), and Miss Julie at the Etcetera Theatre. Film credits include 'Myrtle', 'The Show' and 'Present.'
Elsie Bennet will play Gittel. Her previous theatre credits include Luv at Park Theatre for Buckland Theatre Company, Pirates of Penzance at Tabard Theatre and Progress at Red Rose Theatre. She has also had roles in the films 'Why Hide' and 'Passing By'.
Set in New York City in the late 1950's, the play follows the course of two broken souls who reach out to each other in an attempt to stick themselves back together again. Jerry, the brooding Nebraskan lawyer has relocated to New York City to escape an unhappy marriage and meets a beatnik dancer from the Bronx, Gittel, whose life is drifting after a number of failed relationships.
Despite their very different backgrounds and personalities, this unlikely couple embark on a bittersweet and tempestuous love affair which forces them to confront, with heartfelt honesty, the very nature of who they are and want they want from love and life. Their relationship hits the rocks as their lingering ties to previous partners and the differences in their backgrounds and temperaments come to the fore.
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