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.



Aubrey Skinner Tom Conti
Blanche Skinner Gwen Taylor
Nanny Laoisha O’Callaghan
Kathleen Skinner Elizabeth Payne
David Marshall Peter Sandys-Clarke
Laura Whittingham Carol Starks
Susan Skinner Eleanor Thorn


Director Tom Conti
Set & Costume Design Julie Godfrey
Lighting Design Douglas Kuhrt
Sound Design Dan Samson


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