Benet Catty Productions

Sexual Perversity in Chicago

Revival of the play by
David Mamet

Dates
July 1999
Millfield Theatre
London

August 1999
Rocket Venue
Edinburgh Fringe

August 2000
C venues
Edinburgh Fringe

November 2000
Greenwich Playhouse
London

Performances
33

Audience
1,994

Set Designer
Benet Catty Productions Ltd

Lighting Designer
Benet Catty & Chris Vowden

Sound Designer
Andrew Smith

Company
Autumn Productions /
Benet Catty Productions Ltd

Cast
Brett Goldstein
Jon Drever
Hannah Pettifer
Jenni Allen

Sexual Perversity in Chicago was first presented as a university workshop production in December 1998. Re-cast the following summer and based closely on the workshopped version but faster-paced and with new music and a sex scene, Perversity began its long run of success at London's Millfield Theatre, where it was attended by several major figures from the theatre industries including Mike Leigh.



It went on to play two hugely popular and acclaimed runs at Edinburgh, before being asked to return to London by the Greenwich Playhouse, where it finally concluded.

Fast-paced and sexually-charged, 34 scenes flew by in just over 50 minutes, linked with a dance soundtrack and distinguished by the sharply defined characterisations of the young cast.

Mamet's first hit, Perversity has lost none of its capacity to titillate, shock and entertain, and this production notable for its visual pizzazz, its thrilling pace, and the bare buttocks of one of the actors scored a direct hit with audiences everywhere it played, despite receiving almost no press coverage.

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