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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.
"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."
The production features Set & Costume Design by Stephen Brimson Lewis, Lighting Design by Paul Pyant, Sound Design by Gregory Clarke and Projection Design by Duncan McLean.
The transfer of Love in Idleness follows the venue's current production of Travesties by Tom Stoppard which is currently running at the Apollo Theatre to 29 April 2017.