"Dealer's Choice "premiered at the Royal National Theatre, London, in 1995 and subsequently transferred to the West End. It won the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and, the Writers' Guild for Best West End Play.
"An exceptionally accomplished first play . . . though I know nothing about poker, I testify to the compulsive grip this play exerts and to the accumulation of meanings it ignites in your head."--"Financial Times"
"Patrick Marber's enthralling close-up of the demons which drive compulsive gamblers is among the finest new plays in many a year."--"Daily Mail
Unmissably good. Daily Telegraph, Dominic Cavendish, 14/12/2007 Provides a tensely gripping portrait of male camaraderie, compulsive obsession, self-destructiveness, parental responsibility and thwarted dreams. Sunday Express, Mark Shenton, 16/12/2007