by Terence Rattigan
7 June 2019 — 27 July 2019

★★★★ "Paul Miller’s delightful production fizzes with fun... Make hay with a glorious night of theatre." Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

★★★★★ “rollickingly good fun" The Reviews Hub

★★★★★ "Delightful comedy" Essentially Surrey 

★★★★ “comes up fresh as paint in Paul Miller’s strongly cast production" The Guardian

★★★★ “Blissfully acted by a superb cast" Sunday Express

★★★★ "A lot of laughs... Miller’s production is one of immense charm, thanks to a collection of great comic performances." The Stage

★★★★ "The acting is quite simply first-rate" The Upcoming

★★★★ “so many laughs you might opt to see it twice." LondonTheatre1

I’ll tell you but you won’t believe me. I slept in the same bed with an earl... No, not a girl, stupid, an earl.

On the eve of his wedding, the young Earl of Harpenden – Bobby to his friends – has offered his room to Joe, an American soldier he drunkenly met the night before. When Bobby’s fiancée Lady Elizabeth turns up, Joe makes a move, thinking she must be Bobby’s ex, the wonderful Mabel Crum. But a Free French lieutenant also has eyes for her... And to complicate matters, Bobby’s future father in law turns up too.

London in the Blitz, and identities get confused: time to make hay...

The first major London revival of this delectably charming comedy in decades. Rattigan’s greatest hit played for over 1,000 performances in the West End when it opened in 1943.

★★★★ “a slickly plotted wartime comedy of romantic entanglements and mislaid affections” The Telegraph

Paul Miller directs following his critically acclaimed production of Rattigan’s French Without Tears, which played two sold out runs at the Orange Tree before going on tour across the country.

★★★★ “Paul Miller’s adorable young cast produce a hoot of an evening with just enough heart.” The Sunday Times on French Without Tears

Estimated running time 2 hours 35 minutes, including 2 intervals
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This production contains smoking of herbal, non-toxic cigarettes.

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