A Journey to London
BY JOHN VANBRUGH & JAMES SAUNDERS
14 December 2005 — 11 February 2006
This production ran from 14th - 23rd December 2005, 28th December - 21st January 2006 and 6th February -11th February 2006.
In the middle of his play, just as he had got his characters wound up and ready for the plot to take off, Retoration playwright John Vanbrugh put down his pen halfway through a sentence and never wrote another word.
James Saunders has taken this play about a country MP and his family coming to London, who then find themselves caught up in the wicked ways of the city, and has created the most sophisticated of Restoration comedies for our times - sex and marriage 1700 style with 20th century hindsight.
This delightful comedy, which was a huge success in the old theatre in 1986, is now revived as the central part of our tribute to the late James Saunders.