In 1933, Raymond Chandler started his writing career. That same year, Dasheill Hammett – the father of noir fiction – was struck down with writer’s block so badly that he never wrote again. Drinking to Remember tells the fictional story of how they might have met, and how one might have influenced the other. Hammett’s girlfriend – the young Lillian Hellman – plays a pivotal role too.
The play had a three-week run at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in London, directed by Kirrie Wratten.