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The Dice House, a gloriously witty, subversive comic play, was inspired by cult novel, 'The Dice Man' by Luke Rheinhart, which described one man's journey of self enlightenment by following the will of the dice to determine all his choices in life.
The play unfolds in a commune run by maverick psychiatrist, Dr Ratner, where patients are encouraged to surrender all their decisions to the will of the dice, whatever the consequences! Into this environment is hurled naive young Matthew - sent to the Dice House against his will and soon to realise that his innocence is not the only thing he could lose...What follows is a hilarious and twisted tale of blackmail, dismemberment and pubic hair shaving, climaxing in a dramatic battle that pits the will of the dice against the will of man.
Paul Lucas is the highly praised author of six plays. His first three plays, 'Swamp City', 'The Slight Witch' and 'All That Trouble That We Had' were all staged at The Birmingham Rep. 'The Star Thrower' received its premiere at The Stephen Joseph Theatre and 'How To Tell The Monsters From The Misfits' was performed at The Birmingham Rep in 2008.
"A hilariously volatile and gory story....the audience are
roaring with laughter within the first two minutes"
Fringe Review ****
"Ambitious, polished, well cast and a joy to watch"
Time Out ***
"There's no shortage of subversive humour in Stephen
Glover's well executed production"
Camden New Journal
"This raucous farce is brimming with gags"
"Splendid entertainment. A fantastic farce"
Totally Theatre ****
"A play as masterful and surreal as any of Joe Orton's"