Love in Idleness

Love in Idleness, The Apollo Theatre

Following a sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Terence Rattigan’s brilliant comedy Love in Idleness transfers to the Apollo Theatre for 50 performances only.

This brand new production marks Trevor Nunn's exciting return to Rattigan's work, following the huge success of Flare Path.

Returning from Canada after a four-year absence during the war, eighteen-year-old Michael is full of youthful ideology and leftist leanings. But he is shocked to find his widowed mother Olivia is now the mistress of cabinet minister Sir John Fletcher, enjoying a comfortable society life. When Michael and John clash, sparks fly and relationships are tested as everyone learns some difficult lessons in love.

Love in Idleness stars the Olivier Award winning Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Hedda Gabler and Nurse Jackie), Anthony Head (Six Degrees of Separation, Merlin and Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and Edward Bluemel (The Halcyon).

Love in Idleness running time: 
2 hours 45 minutes
Terence Rattigan
Trevor Nunn
Paul Pyant
Gregory Clarke
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Cast list:
Eve Best, Anthony Head, Edward Bluemel, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane.

Apollo Theatre

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Love in Idleness Customer reviews

Our Love in Idleness Review

There's a long-established narrative that Terence Rattigan, darling of the West End stage in the 1940s and 50s, was consigned to the theatrical scrapheap by the arrival of the Angry Young Men of the Royal Court in the mid-50s, led by John Osborne and the 1956 premiere of Look Back in Anger there. But theatrical fashion is a peculiar thing: nowadays you are far more likely to see a Rattigan... Read more

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