Peter Shaffer, who died last year, was best known the author of weighty, philosophical plays like Equus and Amadeus, both of which were first premiered at the National and where the latter was revived last year in a production that is set to return there in January 2018. Read more
Lettice, employed as a stately home tourist guide, has inherited theatricality and eccentricity from her mother. Caught using ‘alternative facts’ to embroider the history of the house by Lotte, her supervisor, she is dismissed. During the dismissal interview they uncover common ground with the result that she and Lotte develop an unlikely friendship. This is the first major revival of Lettice and Lovage since the 1987 West End production.