The Art Of Concealment by Giles Cole at Riverside Studios


The Art Of Concealment - The Life of Terence Rattigan , by Giles Cole, which had a run at the Jermyn Street Theatre in January earlier this year, transfers to the Riverside Studio 3 Theatre, in Hammersmith, west London from 1 to 20 May 2012.

Directed by Knight Mantell, designed by Meg Witts, produced by John B Hobbs, GC Productions and Alexander Marshall.

Brian Deacon and Ashley Cook as the older and younger Rattigan respectively, and features Oliver Hume, Judy Buxton, Graham Pountney, Ewan Goddard.

1977. Terence Rattigan, once regarded as the golden boy of the West End stage, is 66 years old and dying of leukaemia. As he waits for the curtain to rise on the first night of his last West End play (Cause Celebre) he is haunted by memories from his earlier life - his schooldays at Harrow, his disagreements with his philandering exdiplomat father, his devotion to his mother, his lovers, his huge success and wealth followed by his spectacular fall from favour, his descent into delusion and paranoia - and, through all this, his relationships with two of his closest friends and the lover of whom they disapproved.

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