Following a sold out run at the Theatre Royal Bath, Sir Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed production of Noel Coward’s RELATIVE VALUES transfers to London’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited season, from Wednesday 19th March to Saturday 21st June 2014, with press night on Monday 14th April.
The cast features Patricia Hodge as Felicity, Caroline Quentin as Moxie and making his West End debut, Rory Bremner as Crestwell, the butler. Set in the early 1950’s, Relative Values is about the uproarious culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy.
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.
Patricia Hodge’s extensive stage work ranges from Dandy Dick to His Dark Materials. She won the Olivier Award for Money at the National Theatre. Her television credits include The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Jemima Shore Investigates, Rumpole of the Bailey and plays Miranda’s mother in Miranda.
Caroline Quentin’s many television rôles have ranged from Blue Murder, Life of Riley, Life Begins, Men Behaving Badly and Jonathan Creek to Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing on the Edge. Among her numerous awards are two British Comedy Awards for Best TV Comedy Actress.Caroline can currently be seen in Oh What a Lovely War at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Rory Bremner is one of the UK’s leading impressionists and comedians, known for the award-winning Rory Bremner…Who Else? and Bremner, Bird and Fortune.
Trevor Nunn is one of the UK’s leading theatre, film and television directors. He has been Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. His extensive repertoire includes the musicals Cats and Les Misérables, for which he won Tony Awards, and the Olivier Award-winning Summerfolk, The Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
The cast also includes Ben Mansfield as Don Lucas. His theatre credits include One Man, Two Guvnors at Theatre Royal Haymarket and Henry IV (Parts 1 &2) at Theatre Royal Bath. He was also the lead in Series 3 &4 of ‘Primeval’ on ITV.
Designer is Stephen Brimson-Lewis, Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell, Sound Designer Fergus O’Hare and Music Consultant Steven Edis.
Photo: Catherine Ashmore