Friends star Matthew Perry to premiere playwriting

Date Posted: 06/12/2015

Friends actor Matthew Perry will lead the cast in the premiere of his playwriting debut, The End of Longing, which will open at the Playhouse Theatre in London next spring.

Running from 2nd February to 14th May, the comic new play will be directed by the award-winning director, Lindsay Posner (Speed-the-Plow, Other Desert Cities).

Synopsis

The End of Longing is about four lost souls called Jack, Stephanie, Joseph and Stevie who are entering their forties and searching for the meaning of life.

After sharing one raucous night together in a downtown Los Angeles bar, their lives become irreversibly entwined in a rollercoaster journey that forces them to confront the darker sides of their relationships.

Matthew Perry

Perry is best known for playing Chandler Bing in the critically acclaimed series Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004.

He is currently starring and producing CBS’s The Odd Couple, a comedy by Neil Simon.

Prior to this Perry starred in and co-executive produced Go On, NBC’s highly rated comedy, has twice guest starred in the series The Good Wife, and has also appeared in ABC show Mr Sunshine.

Matthew was last in the West End in 2003, in David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago – also directed by Lindsay Posner – at the Comedy Theatre.

Matthew Perry said "Being on stage makes you feel naked. Being on stage in a play that I have written will make me feel doubly naked. So if you'd like to see me doubly naked, tickets go on sale today."

Group travel organisers can receive a discounted ticket price when booking for eight or more at the Playhouse Theatre.

For further information visit www.playhousetheatrelondon.com/tickets.

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