A Walk in the Woods
by Lee Blessing
The Tricycle presents the The Northern Stage, Vermont production.
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Set in the midst of the Cold War, Lee Blessing’s powerful and startling play dramatises a stand-off between US and Soviet arms negotiators as they battle for supremacy.
Full of tension and humour, A Walk in the Woods shows how the relationship between the two experts evolves as they stroll in the woods above Geneva, away from the glare of the negotiating table.
But will this escape lead to a true breakthrough or just more posturing?
In this revised version of the play, originally performed at Northern Stage, Vermont, a woman plays the role of the US negotiator.
‘The production chimes with the Tricycle’s tradition of politically engaged theatre… a well-crafted drama’ Evening Standard
‘Lee Blessing’s 1985 drama demonstrates the sense of political purpose which has defined this Kilburn theatre… a place where states and officials are called to account.’ Time Out
‘Myriam Cyr is delightfully awkward as the humourless Joan Honeyman, while Steven Crossley is simply masterful as Andrey Botvinnik.’ Whats On Stage
‘Shrewdly observant…. a quietly intriguing play that makes you impatient for the Tricycle’s full-scale treatment of the postwar nuclear nightmare.’ The Guardian
‘Myriam Cyr is excellent as the focused, humourless Honeyman’ The Sunday Times
‘Riveting… Blessing cleverly keeps us guessing’ Metro
‘Gives a sharp sense of a moment in history when two superpowers couldn’t see the wood for the trees’ Daily Telegraph