Harold and Maude


An idiosyncratic romantic fable told though the eyes of the most unlikely pairing: a compulsive, self-destructive young man and a devil-may-care, septuagenarian bohemian.
Harold and Maude at Charing Cross Theatre

Bill Milner and Sheila Hancock - photo by Darren Bell


Overview


Genre: Black comedy
Venue: Charing Cross Theatre
Started: Monday 19 February 2018
Closes: Saturday 31 March 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


Harold and Maude is an idiosyncratic romantic fable told though the eyes of the most unlikely pairing: a compulsive, self-destructive young man and a devil-may-care, septuagenarian bohemian.


Dame Marjorie "Maude" Chardin (Sheila Hancock), is a free spirit who wears her hair in braids, believes in living each day to its fullest, and "trying something new every day".


Harold Parker Chasen is an 18-year-old man who is obsessed with death, attends funerals of strangers for entertainment and stages elaborate fake suicides.


Through meeting Maude at a funeral, he discovers joy in living for the first time.


Part dark comedy and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light along with ones that separate people by class, gender and age. 


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Dates


Previews from:Monday 19 February 2018

Press night:Monday 26 February 2018

Closes:Saturday 31 March 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Tickets


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From £29.50

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Cast


Sheila Hancock

Bill Milner

Anthony Cable

Rebecca Caine

Christopher Dickins

Joanna Hickman

Samuel Townsend

Anne White

Johnson Willis


Creatives


Author: Colin Higgins
Composer: Michael Bruce
Director: Thom Southerland
Designer: Francis O'Connor
Costume designer: Jonathan Lipman
Lighting: Matt Clutterham
Sound: Andrew Johnson
Production: Steven M. Levy and Vaughan Williams, consulting producer James Cass Rogers.

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