“If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving”
Join best friends Miles and Jack on a hilarious journey into the heart of wine country with Sideways: The Play.
Based on his own beloved novel, which inspired the Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film, Rex Pickett’s stage adaptation fizzes with comedy and heartfelt emotion, and goes down better than a well-aged Pinot Noir.
When a neurotic author, who is writing his way into a midlife-crisis, and an actor, who is marrying his way out of his, head out to Santa Barbara for a week of wine-tastings, they find out that there’s more to be savoured in California than a few new bottles. When Miles and Jack meet the equally strong and complex Maya and Terra, the four of them learn just how intoxicating a good glass of wine and good company can be – for better and for worse.
Following an acclaimed sold out premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse, this brand new production of Sideways, directed by David Grindley (Journey’s End, The American Plan, Daytona) makes its UK premiere, starring Daniel Weyman and Simon Harrison as Miles and Jack, and Ellie Piercy and Beth Cordingly as Maya and Terra.
For the post-show Q&A on Wednesday 1 June 2016, I’ll be joined by writer Rex Pickett, flying in from the US, director David Grindley and members of the company. The Q&A is free to all ticket-holders.