The Mirror Never Lies

The Mirror Never Lies

Returning to London after a successful one-off concert performance at RADA, The Mirror Never Lies will come to the Cockpit Theatre for a week of performances this November. Based on Barbara Pym’s beloved novel, The Sweet Dove Died, this bittersweet story about the power of beauty will transport you back to 1960’s London.

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London in the 1960s, Carnaby Street: the smell of pot in the air along with the raw music of a new generation. A woman of a certain age and another era, addicted to collecting beautiful objects falls in love with a much younger man instead of his more “suitable” older uncle. Finding that the young man is already entangled with a girl, she uses her guile to crush the young woman’s hopes only to discover a second, male suitor has secured the young man for himself using her very own methods. The world around her accepts that with the passing years we all must change, but she will not bend.

Book by Joe Giuffre. Based on Barbara Pym’s beloved novel, The Sweet Dove Died
RJR Musicals
Songs by:
Juan Iglesias
Cast list:
Ryan Frank (James), Jon Osbaldeston (Humphrey), Jennifer Harraghy (Phoebe), Darrie Gardner (Meg), Spencer O'Brien (Ned), Francesca Ellis (Leonora), Greg Keith (The Mysterious Man)

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