American film star Timothy Hutton has been announced as part of casting for the world premiere of Terry Johnson’s new play, The Sex Party, at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

He will be joined by Amanda Donohoe, Kelly Price, Lisa Dwan, Jason Merrells, Lisa Dwan, John Hopkins, Pooya Mohseni and Molly Osborne in the production running from 15 November 2022 to 7 January 2023.

Written and directed by Terry Johnson, the play is the first show at the London theatre after its summer hiatus. The creative team also includes designer Tim Shortall, lighting designer Ben Ormerod and sound designer John Leonard.

The Sex Party is about four couples who gather in a suburban London home for an evening of wine, cheese and more intimate pleasures. Some are curious, some are more familiar, and one is rather unexpected – thus a promising evening is poised to go beyond anyone’s expectations.

As a playwright, Terry Johnson’s work includes Dead Funny, Prism and Ken, Insignificance, Cries from the Mammal House, Hysteria, Piano/Forte, Hitchcock Blonde, The Graduate, Mrs Henderson Presents, Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick, and The London Cuckolds. He has also directed shows in the West End and on Broadway including the Menier’s acclaimed production of La Cage aux Folles.

Tickets for The Sex Party at the Menier Chocolate Factory went on sale today (3 October) at