Trevor Nunn directs Relative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre from March 2014 with an impressive list of talented performers taking on the lead roles. Previously seen at the Theatre Royal Bath, the production becomes the latest Noel Coward play to make the transition from the Somerset venue to the West End and gives audiences in the capital a chance to see why it achieved great success.
Olivier Award-winning Patricia Hodge is among the cast members and she appears in the production alongside the likes of Caroline Quentin, Rory Bremner and Ben Manfield at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Different cultures clash in Relative Values as we meet the members of a family that belong to the English aristocracy, with one of them – a young earl – intending to marry a well known Hollywood actress. The relative values of the title come to head when they realise that their maid, Moxie, is the potential bride’s mother. It’s a situation that could certainly disrupt everything so to try to iron it out they must pass Moxie off as an equal.
Dealing with issues of culture and snobbery, Relative Values was first seen by London theatre audiences at the Savoy Theatre in 1951 and has been seen on various occasions since. It also led to a big screen version, which was produced at the start of the last decade.
Actress Patricia Hodge is a hugely successful talent whose work has been seen across the West End. She won a Laurence Olivier Award in over a decade ago for her appearance in Money at the National Theatre in 1999 and her other credits include The Country Wife at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and in film and television shows like Miranda, Betrayal and Hotel Du Lac, among others.
She’s not the only well known actor of course, with Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner both known for British comedy television series.
Relative Values is one of two productions from Noel Coward to appear in the West End this year (with the other being Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre) and it runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from Monday 14th April 2014 (previews from Wednesday 19th March 2014).
|Booking From:||Saturday, 21st June 2014|
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