ABOUT THE SHOW
The war is over and the Skinner family is trying to return to normal.
If only the blasted Government wasn’t such a nuisance with rationing preventing Cook from acquiring delicious delicacies. With daughter Laura returned from Africa, widowed but not alone, they prepare for the latest social gathering.
Rodney Ackland, who adapted the play from a short story by Somerset Maugham, has recently seen a huge resurgence in the popularity of his work, which is much admired by such artists as Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and originally Dame Edith Evans and Sir John Gielgud.
Tom Conti is one of the most respected and celebrated actors of his generation. Unforgettable as the leading man in Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and Shirley Valentine, he has also appeared as myriad characters on screen and stage. He was recently voted Most Popular Actor in the West End alongside Dame Judi Dench.
|21 - 26 Sep||New Victoria Theatre, Woking||0844 871 7645||Book
|28 Sep - 3 Oct||Festival Theatre, Malvern||01684 892 277||Book
|5 - 10 Oct||Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham||01242 572573||Book
|12 - 17 Oct||Theatre Royal, Bath||01225 448844||Book
|19 - 24 Oct||Devonshire Park, Eastbourne||01323 412000||Book
|Aubrey Skinner||Tom Conti|
|Blanche Skinner||Gwen Taylor|
|Kathleen Skinner||Elizabeth Payne|
|David Marshall||Peter Sandys-Clarke|
|Laura Whittingham||Carol Starks|
|Susan Skinner||Eleanor Thorn|
|Set & Costume Design||Julie Godfrey|
|Lighting Design||Douglas Kuhrt|
|Sound Design||Dan Samson|