Accolade

By Emlyn Williams

20-22, 26-29 Oct at 7.30pm

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.