The critically acclaimed brand-new play transfers to the West End. Lauded as a contemporary and compelling drama, Late Company is a tantalising hotbed of visceral tension and dark humour that sparks passionate debate.
A successful middle-class couple’s lives are irrevocably changed after their teenage son is mercilessly bullied for being gay. In an attempt to “move on” they invite his chief tormentor, and his parents, to a dinner party.
Far from finding the peace they seek, the dinner strips bare their good intentions to reveal layers of parental, sexual, and political hypocrisy.
Written with sensitivity and humour, Late Company explores restorative justice, cyber bullying, and the ever-changing complexities of parenthood in the 21st century.
“Transferred from the tiny Finborough to the slightly less tiny Traf 2, the intimacy and force of Michael Yale’s production is riveting… “
“A potent piece of work brilliantly acted, which convincingly presents the dilemmas of being parents of teenagers in the internet age”
“Utterly transfixing. Impeccable performances”
“We laugh, we cry and we emerge having experienced something special”
“Dinner party from hell serves up full gamut of human emotions. A terrific play. Go! This one deserves a West End transfer”
“Powerful new drama about the devastating aftershocks of cyber bullying. SUPERB.”
“A gripping, powerful and devastating critique of societal and parental hypocrisy in the digital age. Compelling and beautifully acted.”
“Late Company weighs heavily on your mind in the days following the performance. This is theatre in its purest form.”
“Genuinely Powerful. A show that serves up plenty of food for thought.”
“One of the most poignant and finely executed plays I’ve seen all year”
Carn’s Theatre Passion
“Theatre in its purest form – direct, engaging, intelligent and relevant”
“Compelling, essential drama.”
Jonathan Baz Reviews
“Superbly crafted. A gripping study about grief, guilt and the impossibility of parenthood”