LOUIS LITVANOV, a shoe manufacturer
with idealistic notions about the need to treat your employees
as equals, finds himself outside a house from which come the
sounds of a wedding. He recognises the voices and realises
it's the wedding of one of his employees.
LITVANOV persuades himself that if he joins the wedding guests he will be warmly greeted, and admired for calling in to wish them well. He doesn't plan to stay but is persuaded to, as an honoured guest. Slowly he becomes drunk with them.
The proximity of their employer invites the abuse of his employees. The wedding party ends as a comic, chilling disaster.
John Barber, The Daily Telegraph
comment on our smug, uncertain society ... one of the most devastating
developments I have experienced in the theatre ...
Gerrard Dempsey: The Daily Express
a naturalistic tour de force unapproached by
any other recent playwright ...
Robert Cushman: The Observer