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.
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