A recent Olivier award-winning National Theatre revival, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has brought this nearly forgotten Terence Rattigan classic drama to the forefront of theatre experiences and now Stagecraft is bringing the play to Wellington, for the first time in many years.
The play is set as the world is teetering on the brink of world war two, following the lives of David and Joan Scott-Fowler, who maintain they always married for amusement, not love, when they met in their youth during the hedonistic 1920s. Now older but no wiser, still living a life of triviality, their idleness is upset by the arrival of Helen Banner, a young woman intent on tearing David away from Joan and turning him into the respected historian Helen believes he could be. As the façade of their marriage is stripped away, Joan and David are confronted by the true depth of their feelings for each other and that truth forces them to see their frivolous world very differently, driving one of them to a drastic act, in the name of that love.
Written by Terence Rattigan
Directed by John Marwick
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