This is of course Sir Noël Peirce Coward’s masterpiece Relative Values.
Ever since it was first staged in 1951, under the guiding hand of the great man himself, Relative Values has been a staple of the theatrical oeuvre throughout the English-speaking world. The first production starred Gladys Cooper, Judy Campbell and Angela Baddeley. Despite Coward’s popularity it did not receive a Broadway outing until 1986. A 1998 West End revival starred Sarah Brightman and Susan Hampshire. It played London again last year with Patricia Hodge, Rory Bremner and Caroline Quentin. And, of course, there was the fabulous 2000 film version with Julie Andrews, Colin Firth, Jeanne Tripplehorn and William Baldwin.
We have been informed our audiences love stylish comedies. As you can tell from the above starry casts, we can confidently assure you that this one is right out of the top drawer. Box Office mentioned to me that the phone has been rocking off its base with bookings and our website is yielding record returns. Have you booked yet? If not it might be wise to get in there and secure your favourite seats before the ‘House Full’ notices go up. his production, under the guidance of Laurence Conway, promises to set us off on a series of popular plays that will have you rolling in the aisles and begging the laughter to stop while you catch your breath.