Actor-director Samuel West, who has recently stepped down as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres and recently appeared in the Donmar Warehouse production of Pinter's Betrayal, directs.
Long before poker had achieved today's stratospheric level of popularity, Patrick Marber chronicled the machinations of the "Sunday night" game. Dealer's Choice is a must-see for anyone who is part of or fascinated by the growth of poker, from yesterday's illegal back-street card games to the cyberspace and television phenomenon of today. Poker in Britain is certainly a force to be reckoned with, and it can only get stronger in the years to come.
The play is set around a regular poker game - it's supposed to be a friendly game, but this week the stakes are high and winning has its price. In a night of psychological violence and bluff, six men stay up late and bust each other out.
Cast includes Roger Lloyd Pack.