The brilliant, witty world of The Cocktail Party is T.S. Eliot's profound exploration of self-deception and redemption. Edward and Lavinia Chamberlayne are throwing a fashionable party at their London flat. The guests arrive only to discover that their hostess is nowhere to be found and a rather strange man, who knows no one, seems right at home. Ruthless and compassionate, The Cocktail Party embodies the day-to-day struggle of domestic life while turning the classic 'drawing room comedy' on its head.