Theatres and the coronavirus outbreak
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Some smaller theatres have already made plans to reopen, though this does not apply yet to all venues.
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20 Nov 2021 to 8 Jan 2022
Orange Tree Theatre
Photo of the 2019 cast - Sabrina Bartlett and Julian Moore-Cook - by Helen Murray
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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Age suitability: Not available
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.
This first major London revival of Rattigan's delectably charming comedy in decades had an acclaimed sold out run in 2019.
It was the writer's greatest hit playing for over 1,000 performances in the West End when it opened in 1943.
OT On Screen:
The play will also be live-streamed so you can watch it at home.
Thu 6 & Fri 7 Jan at 7.30pm
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Richmond TW9 2SA
Performance days & times
Mon ‑ Sat 7.30pm (except 24 Nov at 7pm)
No performances 25, 27 Dec, 3 Jan
24 Dec & 31 Dec at 2.30pm
Thu & Sat 2.30pm
Audio Described performance ‑ Sat 18 Dec 2.30pm
Captioned Performance ‑ Tue 14 Dec 7.30pm
Author: Terence Rattigan
Composer: Elizabeth Purnell
Director: Paul Miller
Designer: Simon Daw
Lighting: Mark Doubleday
Sound: Elizabeth Purnell