Simon Friend Entertainment

The American Plan

St James Theatre (July – August 2013)


A tangle of ravaged dreams, broken souls, twisted motives and deceit, The American Plan takes place against a backdrop of the Catskill Mountains during a 1960s summer. Lili Adler, the beautiful, fragile daughter of a wealthy German-Jewish refugee, meets Nick Lockridge, a handsome young stranger, and finds herself falling in love. But when her overbearing mother learns of their relationship, she proceeds to poison the young man’s affection and Lili’s one chance to escape her mother’s control looks like being lost forever.


Diana Quick

Emily Taafe

Luke Allen-Gale

Dona Croll

Mark Edel-Hunt

Creative Team

Writer - Richard Greenberg

Director – David Grindley

Designer – Jonathan Fensom

Lighting – Jason Taylor

Sound – Greg Clarke


★★★★★ ‘An absolute cracker… perfectly cast’ Michael Billington, The Guardian

★★★★★ ‘A superlatively acted production that it would be criminal not to see transferred to London’ Paul Taylor, The Independent

★★★★ ‘A beautiful and accomplished production’ Gill Kirk, Whats On Stage

★★★★ ‘’ Libby Purves, The Times

★★★★ ‘Blessed by a crop of fine performances… casts a seductive spell’ Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph