A 1950’s comedy from the legendary Noel Coward, Relative Values is a societal commentary of cross cultures clashing in the most hilarious of ways. At the stiff upper-lipped Marshwood House, there is concern when the young Earl Nigel announces that he will marry a Hollywood film actress. But the family are truly flummoxed when it is revealed that the young starlet’s sister is Moxie, the Earl’s mother’s lowly maid! Deciding to take matters into her own hands, the Countess decides that she must devise a way to stop the marriage to someone of such an undesirable class.
Olivier Award-winning actress Patricia Hodge (Miranda) stars as Felicity, alongside Caroline Quentin (Life of Riley) as Moxie and Rory Bremner as Crestwell. From May 24th, Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly) will take over the role of Crestwell. Further cast members include Ben Mansfield, Leigh Zimmerman, Steven Pacey, Timothy Kightley, Rebecca Birch, Amanda Boxer and Sam Hoare.
Directed by the prolific Trevor Nunn (Cats, Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard), this acclaimed production of Relative Values features design by Stephen Brimson-Lewis, lighting design by Tim Mitchell and sound design by Fergus O’Hare. An uproarious comedy about class, clashes and two cultures colliding, Relative Values promises to be wildly entertaining, featuring a cast of comic greats! Opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre, the play runs for a limited season until June 21st.
Recommended forFans of Noel Coward comedies will find another smash-hit here! Suitable for those who enjoy comedies such as Private Lives. This is also a great opportunity to see some well-known actors on stage!
Age Recommendations: Recommended for 8+