Winner: Sarah Ruhl - Best New Play - UK Theatre Awards

St. James Theatre-  13 November 2013  -  4 January 2014


Madeline Appiah

Edward Bennett

Natalie Casey

Jason Hughes

Flora Montgomery

Owen Oakeshott

Sarah Woodward

★★★★ ‘Like Ibsen with orgasms’ The Times

★★★★ ‘Superb’ The Guardian

Late 19th Century New York State.

A time of great innovation and social change.

Whilst enthusiasm grows amongst the well-to-do for the new electric light bulb, Dr Givings has been working on his own strange electrical device. His aim is to treat female hysteria, but his first patient emerges from her first session glowing and keen to return…

Based on historical events IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play is a provocative, touching and entertaining story about sex and intimacy.

This production was originally staged at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath.

Creative Team

Director – Laurence Boswell

Designer – Simon Kenny

Lighting Designer – Ben Ormerod

Sound Design – Fergus O’Hare

Music – Jon Nicholls

Casting Director - Ginny Schiller CDG


Dialect Coach - Elspeth Morrison                                                                                                                                              

Costume Supervisor - Nicky Fitchett                                                                                                                                            

Associate Designer - Maira Vazeou

Associate Lighting Designer - Anthony Arblaster                                                                        

Deputy Costume Supervisor - Polly Laurence                                                                                                                                    

Assistant Director - Jessica Edwards


PR - Arthur Leone PR

Design, Marketing and Advertising - AKA                                                                                                                                          


Producers - Peter Huntley and Just for Laughs Theatricals

with Glass Half Full Productions and Ricardo Hornos

in association with Theatre Royal Bath Productions

General Management - Martin Ball and Peter Huntley for 1505  


Original Broadway Production by Lincoln Center Theater New York City, 2009


IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play was originally commissioned and produced by

Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA. Tony Taccone, Artistic Director/Susan Medak, Managing Director


IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play was developed at New Dramatists


This production has been licensed by arrangement with The Agency (London) Ltd, 24 Pottery Lane, London W11 4LZ