A woman in a black dress and pearls stands in front of a mansion


Tue 23 - Sat 27 January 2024
Tickets £25-£45*

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Will history come full circle? Or can one generation learn from their parents’ mistakes?

Jane Asher (Alfie, Deep End) plays Lady Kitty, a society beauty who notoriously abandoned her stuffy husband Clive (Clive Francis, The Crown), and eloped with the handsome Lord Porteous (Nicholas Le Prevost, Shakespeare in love, Testament of Youth).

Thirty years later, love’s young dream has descended into non-stop squabbling... Meanwhile Clive and Lady Kitty’s son Arnold faces the same marital fate, as his wife Elizabeth threatens to elope with the dashing Teddie Luton.

Somerset Maugham’s sparky comedy of manners was first staged in 1921 and has remained a firm favourite with audiences ever since. Maugham was among the most successful novelists and playwrights of the inter-war years. Many of his novels, including The Painted Veil, Theatre, Up At The Villa and Of Human Bondage have been adapted for the screen.

Production photography by Ellie Kurttz

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including an interval


Tuesday - Saturday, 7.30pm
and Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm

*All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee

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Jane Asher Head Shot
Jane Asher (Lady Kitty/Lady Catherine Champion-Cheney)
Clive Francis Head Shot
Clive Francis (Clive Champion-Cheney)
Nicholas Le Prevost Head Shot
Nicholas Le Prevost (Lord Porteous)


  • Pete, Jane, and Clive
  • Nicholas Le Provost and Jane Asher
  • Side view of a woman sitting
  • Jane Asher and Clive
  • Clive Francis
  • A man sits with his hand on face leaning on a racquet he's holding.
  • A man and woman hold each other in a romantic embrace
  • Jane Asher
  • Two men sit conversing on a couch
  • Nicholas Le Prevost, Jane Asher, Daniel Burke, Pete Ashmore stand around a door
  • 'An exceptional cast of stage stalwarts in action'

  • 'Strongly acted and nicely judged'

  • 'An impeccably poised production'

  • 'a script full of razor sharp dialogue'

  • 'a delight with moments of outright hilarity'