While The Sun Shines


The first major London revival of this delectably charming comedy in decades. Terence Rattigan's greatest hit played for over 1,000 performances in the West End when it opened in 1943.
While The Sun Shines at Orange Tree Theatre

Photo of the 2019 cast - Sabrina Bartlett and Julian Moore-Cook - by Helen Murray


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Orange Tree Theatre
Starts: Friday 3 July 2020
Closes: Saturday 1 August 2020
Running time:2 hrs 35 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


The first major London revival of this delectably charming comedy in decades.


Rattigan's greatest hit played for over 1,000 performances in the West End when it opened in 1943.


Artistic Director Paul Miller directs following his phenomenally successgul production of Rattigan's French Without Tears, which played two sold out runs at the OT, before going on a national tour.


Post Show Talk - Thu 16 Jul 2.30pm.


Synopsis


On the eve of his wedding, the young Earl of Harpenden - Bobby to his friends - has offered his room to Joe, an American soldier he drunkenly met the night before.


When Bobby's fiancée Lady Elizabeth turns up, Joe makes a move, thinking she must be Bobby's ex, the wonderful Mabel Crum.


But a Free French lieutenant also has eyes for her ...


And to complicate matters, Bobby's future father in law turns up too.


London in the Blitz, and identities get confused: time to make hay ...


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Theatre


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Postal address:
1 Clarence Street
Richmond TW9 2SA

Box office tel: 020 8940 3633

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 3 July 2020

Press night:Tuesday 7 July 2020

Closes:Saturday 1 August 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm (7 Jul at 7pm)

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:2

Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm (not 4 Jul)


Intervals:2

Tickets


Standard:
£15, £25, £32

Concessions:
Under 30s £15 tickets on all seats for all performances - subject to availability.

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AUDIO‑DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES

Sat 25 Jul & Tue 28 Jul 7.30pm


CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE

Wed 29 Jul 7.30pm


Creatives


Author: Terence Rattigan
Composer: Elizabeth Purnell
Director: Paul Miller
Designer: Simon Daw
Lighting: Mark Doubleday
Sound: Elizabeth Purnell

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