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While The Sun Shines

20 Nov 2021 to 8 Jan 2022

Orange Tree Theatre

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.
While The Sun Shines at Orange Tree Theatre

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

Show details

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 ...


Background information, advisory warnings


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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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
1 Clarence Street
Richmond TW9 2SA

Box office tel: 020 8940 3633

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 20 November 2021

Press night:Wednesday 24 November 2021

Closes:Saturday 8 January 2022

Performance days & times


Evening:

Mon ‑ Sat 7.30pm (except 24 Nov at 7pm)

No performances 25, 27 Dec, 3 Jan


Intervals:1

Matinee:

24 Dec & 31 Dec at 2.30pm

Thu & Sat 2.30pm


Intervals:1

Running time: 2 hrs 35 mins (inc interval)

Tickets


Previews:
(20, 22, 23 Nov): £15, £25

Standard:
£15, £25, £32

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

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Access information


Audio Described performance ‑ Sat 18 Dec 2.30pm


Captioned Performance ‑ Tue 14 Dec 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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