All in the Wrong
The first play performed in the new theatre, which opens in an Orange Tree tradition with a glorious classic revival of an unjustly neglected 18th century comedy. After receiving a Time Out award for its 87/88 season of exceptional rediscoveries, the Orange Tree Theatre opened its 1988 Autumn season with a triumphant revival of The Way to Keep Him by Artgur Murphy. 'A vigorously intelligent evening' The Independent. 'One of those delectable revivals' The Financial Times. 'Vivaciously funny production' City Limits. 'A startling production... Murphy (is) in the great Irish line which stretches from Congreve to Shaw' The Times. In All in The Wrong, our lovers Beverley and Belinda find themselves embroiled in the marital strife of the mutaully jealous Sir John and Lady Restless. Meanwhile, Belinda's parents strongly oppose her intended marriage to Beverley and want her to marry Bellmont, who actually loves Clarissa! Intrigue, misunderstandings and jealousy escalate, threatening to destroy everything except the audiences' enjoyment. Arthur Murphy, biographer and friends of Dr Johnson and David Garrick, anticipates both Stoppard and Ayckbourn and shows, yet again, that he stands beside Goldsmith and Sheridan as a major 18th century playwright.