A brand new production of Rex Pickett’s well loved novel and play Sideways will run at St James Theatre from the 26th May to the 9th July it has been announced. 

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The UK and European premiere will be directed by David Grindley, with the full cast and creative team to be announced shortly.

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.

Writer Rex Pickett said: “From the moment my play Sideways was successfully staged in the U.S. it’s been my express dream to bring it to London.  That is not hyperbole.  I’ve been a lifelong, die-hard fan of U.K. films, literature, thespians, and, of course, London’s rich history of theatre and her undying love of language and for the spoken word.”

David Grindley’s previous credits include Kafka’s Dick and A Steady Rain, both at the Theatre Royal, Bath,Copenhagen at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield and Six Degrees of Separation at the Old Vic .

Sideways will appear at the St James Theatre for a limited run from the 26th May to the 9th July. 

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