WHILE THE SUN SHINES
by Terence Rattigan
3 July 2020 — 1 August 2020
The most popular production in Orange Tree history returns for 4 weeks only!
★★★★★ “Rollickingly good fun” The Reviews Hub
★★★★ “Paul Miller’s delightful production fizzes with fun... Make hay with a glorious night of theatre.” Evening Standard
★★★★★ “Delightful comedy” Essentially Surrey
★★★★ “comes up fresh as paint” The Guardian
★★★★ “A lot of laughs... Miller’s production is one of immense charm.” The Stage
★★★★ “So many laughs you might opt to see it twice.” London Theatre 1
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.
Artistic Director Paul Miller directs following his phenomenally successgul production of Rattigan's French Without Tears, which played two sold out runs at the OT, before going on a national tour.
Running time 2 hours 35 minutes (including two intervals)
Photo of the 2019 cast (Sabrina Bartlett and Julian Moore-Cook) by Helen Murray