“My brother makes an epic of a molecule — what would he do with the world?”
About the work
Welcome to the Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions’ production of The Dazzle by Richard Greenberg
New York City. The beginning of the 20th Century. Two brothers sit in their home surrounded by 136 tons of hoarded junk. When a beautiful guest arrives, everybody’s lives are thrown into sharp focus.
The UK premiere of Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg’s thrilling and fascinating play is brought to life in the once anarchic space of the former Central St Martins in Charing Cross Road and stars Andrew Scott, David Dawson and Joanna Vanderham.
“The Dazzle offered our company an exciting opportunity to collaborate with a young director and a young producer in a found space. This meant we were able to present the UK Premiere of an important American play to a young and diverse audience in a way that allowed everyone to look at the subject in a unique environment.
I am indebted to Richard Greenberg and his agent, George Lane for making this happen – their commitment to the whole endeavour meant that a generation of younger theatre makers got to define The Dazzle for the first time in London. The outcome could not have been better – it garnered five star reviews pretty much across the board, played to full houses, conjoined a virtuosic cast with a virtuosic piece of writing and even returned some money to a group of investors who were committed to supporting it for reasons beyond any financial profit.
It is wonderful that Dominic Francis has been able to produce this document to support the production. Alongside the reviews and the photographs, it offers a meaningful assessment of a moment at the end of 2015 when a great play by a great American playwright got its first production in the United Kingdom more than a decade after it was first written.”Michael Grandage, Artistic Director, MGC