by Noel Coward
Harold Pinter Theatre (March – June 2014)
There is consternation at Marshwood House when the young Earl announces he is to marry a Hollywood film actress, but the family is well and truly flummoxed when it comes to light that the starlet’s sister is none other than Moxie, the Earl’s mother’s maid. In an attempt to cope with this deeply embarrassing situation, Moxie is dressed up in her ladyship’s cast offs as the family endeavours to pass her off as one of their own.
A stellar cast joins forces in one of Noël Coward’s most successful comedies. Set in the early 1950s, Relative Values is about the uproarious culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy.
Olivier Award winner Patricia Hodge’s extensive stage and television work ranges from Dandy Dick to His Dark Materials, and from Rumpole of the Bailey to BBC One’s Miranda. Two time winner of the Best TV Comedy Actress Award, Caroline Quentin, has starred in shows such as Life Begins, Kiss Me Kate, Jonathan Creek and most recently Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing on the Edge. Making his drama debut in Relative Values, Rory Bremner is one of the UK’s leading impressionists and comedians, known for Bremner, Bird and Fortune and the award winning Rory Bremner Who Else?
Tony and Olivier Award winning director Trevor Nunn is on the UK’s leading theatre, film and television directors with an extensive repertoire including Cats, Les Misérables, Summerfolk and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
Cast: Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin, Rory Bremner, Neil Morrissey, Sam Hoare, Ben Mansfield, Steven Pacey, Leigh Zimmerman, Amanda Boxer, Tim Kightley, Rebecca Birch
Director – Trevor Nunn
Designer – Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting – Tim Mitchell
Sound – Fergus O’Hare
Music – Steve Edis
★★★★ ‘Wonderfully entertaining. A productions of almost continuous guilty pleasure.’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Patricia Hodge is pitch perfect…An elegant, assured production.’ Daily Express
★★★★ Patricia Hodge is a class act.’ Daily Mail
★★★★ Rory Bremner certainly gets his laughs…a delight…a sunny crowd pleaser.’ The Times