So, it’s a play about a pervert, written by a gay icon (of sorts), directed by THE gay theatre director du moment (that means ‘of the moment’, non-educated types) and starring four of the most fantabulous actresses of this or any generation: Dame Judi of Dench, Rosamund Pike, Frances Barber (off-of Ab Fab and lots o’ things we belove) and Deborah Findlay (not sure about her, but she’s definitely got her work cut out opposite those three).
The play is Madame de Sade by Yukio Mishima, you know the mad old Japanese gayer who stuck himself with a sword, and it’s directed by Michael Grandage who, cute though he may be, is prolly the foremost director of very serious plays operating today.
It tells the story of the Marquis de Sade, who very cleverly invented sado-masochism (well, the sado bit at any rate) and is set on the eve of the French Revolution, which means there’s the promise of VERY BIG HAIR!
It’s on at Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s glittering theatreland (mind out for the sick on the pavement!) from March to May and you may purchase your very own tickets by ringing 0844 482 5120.