A culture clash between 1950s Hollywood and English aristocrats? Surely not! After a sold-out run at the Theatre Royal Bath, Noel Coward’s Relative Values, starring Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner, is to transfer to London’s West End. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the show will play at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited engagement March 19 through June 21. Press night is set for April 14.
There is consternation at Marshwood House when the young Earl announces he is to marry a Hollywood film actress…but the family is well and truly flummoxed when it comes to light that the starlet’s sister is none other than Moxie, the Earl’s mother’s maid. In an attempt to cope with this deeply embarrassing situation, Moxie is dressed up in her ladyship’s cast-offs as the family endeavours to pass her off as one of their own.
Olivier winner Hodge stars as Felcity and her stage credits include Money, Dandy Dick and His Dark Materials. Hodge's TV credits include The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Jemima Shore Investigates, Rumpole of the Bailey and Miranda. Quentin plays Moxie and her stage credits include Oh What a Lovely War and her TV credits Blue Murder, Life of Riley, Life Begins, Men Behaving Badly, Jonathan Creek and Dancing on the Edge. Bremner is making his West End debut as Crestwell. One of the U.K.’s leading impressionists and comedians, he is best known for Rory Bremner…Who Else? and Bremner, Bird and Fortune.
The cast also features Ben Mansfield (One Man, Two Guvnors) as Don Lucas. Further casting will be announced in due course. Design is by Stephen Brimson-Lewis, lighting design is by Tim Mitchell and sound design is by Fergus O’Hare.