Relative Values at Harold Pinter from 19 March 2014
The Theatre Royal Bath production of
Relative Values transfers to London's Harold Pinter Theatre, opening 14 April 2014, following previews from 19 Mar - booking to 21 June 2014.
Directed by Trevor Nunn, cast includes Patricia Hodge (Felicity), Caroline Quentin (Moxie), Rory Bremner (Crestwell, the butler), Ben Mansfield (Don Lucas).
It is designed by Stephen Brimson-Lewis, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Fergus O’Hare.
Set in the early 1950’s, Relative Values is about the uproarious culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy. There is consternation at Marshwood House when the young Earl announces he is to marry a Hollywood film actress…. but the family is well and truly flummoxed when it comes to light that the starlet’s sister is none other than Moxie, the Earl’s mother’s maid. In an attempt to cope with this deeply embarrassing situation, Moxie is dressed up in her ladyship’s cast-offs as the family endeavours to pass her off as one of their own.
Patricia Hodge’s extensive stage work ranges from Dandy Dick to His Dark Materials. She won the Olivier Award for Money at the National Theatre. Her TV credits include Miranda’s mother in Miranda. Caroline Quentin’s many TV roles have ranged from Blue Murder, Life of Riley, Life Begins, Men Behaving Badly and Jonathan Creek to Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing on the Edge. Caroline can currently be seen in Oh What a Lovely War at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Rory Bremner is an impressionists and comedian, known for Rory Bremner…Who Else? and Bremner, Bird and Fortune.
- by Darren Dalglish