The West End premiere of Venus in Fur starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Tudors) and David Oakes (Victoria) must end its limited engagement at Theatre Royal Haymarket on 9 December.
David Ives’ intoxicating dark comedy of desire and fantasy is directed by Patrick Marber.
Venus in Fur first premiered off Broadway in 2010 before transferring to the Manhattan Theatre Club in November 2011 where it received widespread critical acclaim, winning Nina Arianda (Vanda Jordan) the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.
Set in downtown Manhattan, Venus in Fur tells the story of enigmatic actress Vanda Jordan who appears unannounced for an audition with writer-director Thomas Novachek. Vanda is determined to land the leading role in his new production – despite seeming wrong for the part – and over the evening that follows, their charged meeting becomes a seductive dance to the end.
Venus in Fur is playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until 9 December.