Bench Theatre up the ante in latest show

Dealer's Choice ecplores the comedy and pathos of compulsive gambling.
Dealer's Choice ecplores the comedy and pathos of compulsive gambling.
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When the chips are down Bench Theatre’s latest production Dealer’s Choice should be right up your street and it’s sure not to be a flop.

  As five men prepare to embark on an all-night poker game, the ritual of the weekly event is disturbed by the arrival of an outsider determined to collect an overdue debt.

Dealer’s Choice is a savage comedy about compulsive gambling, and how those caught in its vice-like grip deal with their addiction.

The play premiered at the National Theatre in 1995 and won that year’s Evening Standard Award for best comedy. Writer Patrick Marber’s other work also includes scripts for Alan Partridge and Closer.

Dealer’s Choice will be performed at the Spring Arts Centre, East Street, Havant,  from September 17–20 at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

 Tickets: £8, concessions: £6. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk.