Christopher Hampton
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ISBN 9780571237586 Format Paperback
Published 01/02/2007 Length 80 pages

About Book

While her bullying and unfaithful boyfriend, Dave, is reporting in Iraq, Ann seizes the opportunity to change the locks and take up with her infinitely more considerate colleague Patrick. But Patrick proves no match against savagery and charisma when Dave comes crashing home, determined to win back his girl.

First staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1976, this updated version demonstrates that, in love, our instinct for making the wrong decisions remains as sharp as ever.

Treats was revived at the Garrick Theatre, London, in February 2007, following a tour to Windsor, Malvern, Bath and Richmond.

  • About Christopher Hampton

    Christopher Hampton was born in the Azores in 1946. He wrote his first play, When Did You Last See My Mother? at the age of eighteen. Since then, his plays have included The PhilanthropistSavagesTales from HollywoodLes Liaisons DangereusesWhite Chameleon, The Talking Cure and Appomattox. He has translated plays by Ibsen, Molière, von Horváth, Chekhov, Florian Zeller (including The Father), Daniel Kehlman and Yasmina Reza (including Art and Life x 3). Musicals include Sunset Boulevard and Stephen Ward, both with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black. His television work includes adaptations of The History Man and Hotel du Lac. His screenplays include The Honorary ConsulThe Good Father, Dangerous Liaisons, Mary Reilly, Total EclipseThe Quiet American, Carrington, The Secret Agent and Imagining Argentina, the last three of which he also directed, and A Dangerous Method, based on his play The Talking Cure. Appomattox was first presented on the McGuire Proscenium Stage of the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, USA, in September 2012 as the centrepiece of a major retrospective of his plays and films. It was subsequently turned into an opera by Philip Glass and premiered at the Kennedy Center, Washington in November 2014.

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