Cast update for Relative Values at Harold Pinter Theatre
Cast update for The Theatre Royal Bath production of Relative Values, directed by Trevor Nunn, which transfers to London's Harold Pinter Theatre, opening 14 April 2014, following previews from 19 Mar - booking to 21 June 2014.
Joining previously mentioned Patricia Hodge (Felicity), Caroline Quentin (Moxie), Rory Bremner (Crestwell, the butler) and Ben Mansfield (Don Lucas), who all reprise their respective roles, are Leigh Zimmerman (Miranda Frayle), and also returning to the production from Bath are Steven Pacey (Peter), Timothy Kightley (Admiral Sir John Hayling), Amanda Boxer (Lady Cynthia Hayling), Sam Hoare (Nigel), Rebecca Birch (Alice).
Leigh Zimmerman is known for her leading roles on stage, in the West End and on Broadway, and in TV and film. Most recently she won the 2013 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance as Sheila in A Chorus Line (London Palladium).
Relative Values is designed by Stephen Brimson-Lewis, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Fergus O’Hare.
Set in the early 1950’s, Relative Values is about the uproarious culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy. There is consternation at Marshwood House when the young Earl announces he is to marry a Hollywood film actress…. but the family is well and truly flummoxed when it comes to light that the starlet’s sister is none other than Moxie, the Earl’s mother’s maid. In an attempt to cope with this deeply embarrassing situation, Moxie is dressed up in her ladyship’s cast-offs as the family endeavours to pass her off as one of their own.