Love in Idleness

Love in Idleness Tickets

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).

Running time: 
2 hours 45 minutes
Categories: 
By:
Terence Rattigan
Director:
Trevor Nunn
Lighting:
Paul Pyant
Sound:
Gregory Clarke
Design:
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Cast list:
Eve Best, Anthony Head, Edward Bluemel, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane.
Love in Idleness Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Thursday, 11 May, 2017
Opening date: 
Thursday, 18 May, 2017
Available from: 
Saturday, 1 July, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 1 July, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday2.00pm7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday2.00pm7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.00pm7.30pm
Sunday--

Apollo Theatre

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

Love in Idleness Customer reviews

Our 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

Latest Love in Idleness News & Features

Love in Idleness transfers to the West End's Apollo Theatre with Eve Best
Love in Idleness transfers to the West End's Apollo Theatre with Eve Best
Monday, March 27, 2017

Following a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory it has been announced that Terence Rattigan’s comedy Love in Idleness will transfer to the Apollo Theatre in London's West End for a 50 performance run from 11 May to 1 July 2017. Directed by Trevor Nunn the production opened last week at the Menier's south London venue to sold reviews where it was described as "a lovingly detailed, beautifully acted production" by London Theatre. The production stars Olivier Award-winner Eve Best, Anthony Head, Edward Bluemel, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane.

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