Relative Values Theatre Breaks
Relative Values has now closed in London.
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There’s more than raised eye-brows at Marshwood House when the young Earl announces he is to marry a Hollywood film actress. And if that wasn’t enough for her Ladyship to reach for the sherry decanter, it comes to light that the starlet’s sister is none other than Moxie, the maid.In an attempt to cope with this deeply embarrassing situation, Moxie is dressed up in her Ladyship’s cast-offs as the aristocratic family endeavours to pass her off as one of their own.After a sell-out run at the Theatre Royal Bath, the acclaimed Trevor Nunn production throws open the doors of Marshwood House to the London public in March 2014.
A trio of British acting talent Caroline Quentin (Blue Murder, Big Bad World), Patricia Hodge (Miranda, A Little Light Music) and Rory Bremner (Rory Bremner…Who Else?, Bremner, Bird & Fortune) – all of whom received rave reviews for the production in Bath – are joined by musical star Leigh Zimmerman who was the recipient of an Olivier Award in 2013 for her role in the London revival of A Chorus Line.
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Relative Strangers is a beautifully staged play in the lovely Harold Pinter Theatre. Fine performances by the whole cast, but it was Rory Bremner and Patricia Hodge who stole the show with their brilliant comic timing.
Caroline Quentin comes into her own in the second act, showing us what a fine comedy actress she is. It helps that Coward's comedy has some great lines and farcical actions, keeping the audience amused throughout.
Interspersing the play with original 1950s footage helped put some meat on the bones of this classic. A must for anyone who saw the play first time around and those, like myself who'd never seen it.