"THE CONSTANT WIFE" AT THE APOLLO FROM 3rd APRIL 02


"THE CONSTANT WIFE" AT THE APOLLO FROM 3rd APRIL 02

It is now confirmed that W. Somerset Maugham's 1926 comedy The Constant Wife , will open at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on 11th April 02, following previews from 3rd April, and taking bookings to 29th June 02 (Booking is now open!!)

The show features Jenny Seagrove (Constance Middleton), Steven Pacey (John Middleton), Linda Thorson (Mrs Culver), Simon Williams (Bernard Kersal), Sara Crowe (Marie-Louise), Serena Evans, Eric Carte, Robin Browne and Lucy Fleming .

It is produced by Bill Kenwright, directed by Edward Hall, designed by Michael Pavelka with lighting by Ben Ormerod.

Jenny Seagrove's , West End credits include "The Miracle Worker" at the Wyndham's theatre in 1994, "Dead Guilty" at the Apollo theatre in 1995,"Hurlyburly" at the Old Vic in 1997, "Brief Encounter" at the Lyric in 2000, and "The Female Odd Couple" at the Apollo Theatre in 2001.

Linda Thorson is best known for her role as 'Tara King' in the TV series "The Avengers". She was in the Broadway productions of "City of Angels", "Noises Off" and "Streaming". She was at Chichester last September in Sondheim's "Putting It Together".

Serena Evans has played played Sgt Patricia Dawkins in the TV series 1 & II of "The Thin Blue Line". She has just completed a tour of "Life x 3". Her West End credits include "The Killing of Sister George" in 1995, and " Things We Do For Love" in 1998.

Sara Crowe's West End credits include "Dames at Sea" in 1996, "Plunder" in 1996, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in 1998, Real Inspector Hound/Black Comedy" in 1998, and "A Busy Day" in 2000

Steven Pacey's West End credits include "By Jeeves" in 1996, " Things We Do For Love" in 1998, and "The Birthday Party" in 1999.

The story is set in the home of a general surgeon, John Middleton, in Harley Street. It concerns the attempts of an apparently caring wife to stop her family and friends from telling her that her seemingly devoted husband is having an affair with her best friend Marie Louise. However the tables are turned when Constance decides to have a liaison with her former lover Bernard Kersal, who has recently returned from Japan.

 

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