The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre

Thursday, February 8th 2018:


The Party
The Party
A social gathering to celebrate the promotion of Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) to the role of shadow health secretary quickly descends into farce in Sally Potter's deliciously tart black comedy of manners. As her husband (Timothy Spall) sits catatonic in the living room, a rogues' gallery of guests begin to arrive, including acid-tongued best-friend (Patricia Clarkson) and her life-coach boyfriend (Bruno Ganz), a frenetic, coked-up venture capitalist (Cillian Murphy), and an earnest lesbian couple (Emily Mortimer and Cherry Jones) who are hoping to share some good news with their friends. The conversation soon becomes awkward and relations turn sour as alcohol-fuelled revelations come thick and fast.

Presented in gleaming black and white over a brisk running time, The Party keeps the tension high and the one-liners flowing as the ensemble becomes increasingly unhinged. - David O'Mahony, IFI

"A sharp-edged, claustrophobic parlour piece that puts the boot into middle-class mores... Will they make it to pudding without blood being spilt?” - **** Empire

Director: Sally Potter
Duration: 71 mins
Language: English
Cert: 15A

SEAC Friends/Members - FREE, advance booking essential

Concessions and guests of SEAC Friends/Members - €4 in advance, €6 at the door

Non-Members - €5 in advance, €7 at the door

Doors Open: 8:00pm
Commences At: 8:30pm
In advance: €5 / €4
At the door: €7 / €5


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