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by Noël Coward

Directed by Barry Nielsen

Australian Premiere

Season: TBA

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Please note this production has been postponed due to the current Covid lockdown. No ticket sales are currently available and ticket holders have been refunded. Please check back soon!

The story follows Janet Ebony and her best friend Peter Chelsworth after a train crash during which they were sharing a sleeping compartment. Upon their arrival back in London the two are met with suspicion and scorn from Janet's family and Peter's fiancée as they are accused of infidelity. Outraged by her family's lack of trust, Janet hatches a plan to teach them a lesson..... but things don't quite go according to plan!

When first produced in the 1920's the play's twin themes of female sexual liberation and a casual attitude to marriage were ground breaking and perhaps before their time. The play was neglected for 90 years, until revived by Finborough Theatre just a few years ago in what was described as 'a splendid rediscovery' by British Theatre Guide. Now, for a modern 2020's audience it's the light and breezy writing of Coward that shines through, and in a post Me Too world people will be much more responsive to these themes. We are delighted to reveal this long over looked Coward play to an Australian audience for the very first time!

DirectorBarry Nielsen
Assistant DirectorNoemie Jounot
Set DesignTom Fahy
Costume DesignSusan Carveth
Lighting DesignIan Whalan
Sound DesignMichael Schell

Stage ManagerAlexis Worthing
Marica Fumanti
Lighting and Sound OperationIan Whalan
Molly Smith

Robert Green
Mavis WittershamRuba El-Kaddoumi
Paul EbonyKendall Drury
Mrs ChillhamJenny Jacobs
Mrs EbonyLois Marsh
Lavinia HardyIndiana Tali
Janet EbonyAbbie Love
Peter ChelsworthCameron Hutt
Alec StonePeter David Allison

An amateur production by arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd