A Walk in the Woods

by Lee Blessing

The Tricycle presents the The Northern Stage, Vermont production.

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Pulitzer Prize Nominated | Tony Award Nominated | Olivier Award Nominated

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

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Wed 12 Oct 2011 - Sat 12 Nov 2011

£10 - Available: 
12, 13, 14, 15, 18 Oct

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£12 Monday 8pm, Midweek Mats
£18 Tues-Fri 8pm, Sats 4pm
£22 Saturday 8pm

Allocated Seating. The theatre auditorium is unreserved seating. For a small additional charge, you can reserve one of the 40 allocated seats.

Midweek Mats at 2pm
Weds 19 Oct, 2 Nov

Weekend Mats at 4pm

Press Night: Monday 17 Oct, 7pm

Cast: Steven Crossley and Myriam Cyr

Director: Nicolas Kent
Design: Polly Sullivan