Rex Pickett’s award-winning novel and film Sideways was brought to the stage by prolific director David Grindley. Following two friends as they embark on a wine-tasting tour to avoid a midlife crisis, Sideways points out just how intoxicating a glass of wine can be.
Sideways was brought to the stage by esteemed Broadway director David Grindley, who had recently produced Daytona for the West End. Originally a novel that was adapted into a 2004 Oscar-winning film with Paul Giamatti, Sideways first opened on stage in the US, at the Ruskin Group Theater in Santa Monica, before transferring to La Jolla Playhouse. Proving popular amongst audiences, Sideways joined St James Theatre’s eclectic spring season in 2016.
Following two friends in their forties, Sideways explores the impact of a midlife crisis. When friends Miles, a neurotic and temperamental author and Jack, an actor who is getting married out of fear, unite to embark on a wine-tasting trip, they discover parts of themselves that they thought were lost. Upon meeting the confident but complex Maya and Terra, the four are thrown together in a journey that proves just how intoxicating a glass of wine can be.
Sideways featured as part of the St James Theatre spring season in 2016, following on from Charlotte Keatley’s popular play My Mother Said I Never Should and opened in June 2016, playing through to July 2016.