By Emlyn Williams
Matinée 29 Oct 2.30pm
What happens when private and public worlds collide? As novelist Will Trenting’s knighthood is announced, stories surface about his private appetite for promiscuous sex parties and scandal threatens to engulf him and his family.
Recently revived to critical acclaim in London for the first time since the original production, Accolade is not simply a 1950s thriller: without condoning Trenting’s activities, Williams suggests that creativity cannot easily be reconciled with conformity.
A bold play for its time but one that also has resonance for the
present day, with the stream of revelations about the sex lives of
celebrities and allegations of corruption in high places.