PATRICIA HODGE, CAROLINE QUENTIN, RORY BREMNER star in
by Noël Coward, directed by Trevor Nunn
12 - 29 June 2013
A stellar cast launches the Summer Season 2013 when three of Britain’s most popular comedy performers join forces in one of Noël Coward’s most successful comedies. Set in the early 1950s, Relative Values is about the uproarious culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy.
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 aristocratic family endeavours to pass her off as one of their own.
Patricia Hodge’s extensive stage work ranges from Dandy Dick to His Dark Materials. She won an Olivier Award for Money at the National Theatre. Her television credits include The Life And Loves Of A She-Devil, Jemima Shore Investigates and Rumpole Of The Bailey. She plays Miranda’s mother in Miranda.
Caroline Quentin’s many television roles have ranged from Blue Murder, Life of Riley, Life Begins, Men Behaving Badly, Kiss Me Kate and Jonathan Creek to Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing on the Edge. Amongst her numerous awards she has twice won the British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress.
Rory Bremner, one of the UK's leading impressionists and comedians, known for Bremner, Bird and Fortune and the award-winning Rory Bremner…Who Else? will be making his drama debut.
They will be joined by Steven Pacey, Olivier-nominated for By Jeeves, Katherine Kingsley, Olivier-nominated for Piaf and Singing in the Rain and Ben Mansfield, who will be remembered by Bath audiences as Hotspur in Peter Hall’s five star productions of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 in the 2011 Peter Hall Season.
Trevor Nunn is one of the UK’s leading theatre, film and television directors. He has been Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. His extensive repertoire includes the musicals Cats and Les Misérables, for which he won Tony Awards, and the Olivier Award-winning Summerfolk, The Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
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Wonderfully entertaining...a production of almost continuous guilty pleasure and must surely be destined for the West End - Daily Telegraph
Patricia Hodge is pitch perfect...An elegant, assured production - Daily Express
Patricia Hodge is a class act - Daily Mail
Rory Bremner certainly gets his laughs...a delight...a sunny crowd-pleaser - The Times
Beautifully designed, deftly directed...Patricia Hodge speaks Coward's lines as if to the manor born, Caroline Quentin's feisty maid gets some of the evening's biggest laughs... with Rory Bremner and Steven Pacey, a strong comic quartet - Independent
A luscious summer production, in the safe hands of director Trevor Nunn - Bath Chronicle
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Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin, Rory Bremner, Steven Pacey, Katherine Kingsley, Rebecca Birch, Amanda Boxer, Sam Hoare, Tim Kightley, Ben Mansfield
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Monday – Saturday 7.30pm Press Night Wednesday 19 June 7pm
Thursday Matinees: 20, 27 June 2.30pm Saturday Matinees: 15, 22, 29 June 2.30pm
Mon – Fri eves and Sat mat: £24.00 £29.50 £31.50 £33.50 £36.50
Sat eve: £26.50 £30.50 £32.50 £35.50 £38.50
Thur mat: £22.50 £28.00 £30.00 £34.00 £35.00
Running Time: 2 hours 50 minutes, including interval