Ustinov Studio Robert Lindsay, Tara Fitzgerald

In Praise of Love

by Terence Rattigan, directed by Jonathan Church
  • 3 October - 3 November

Event Information

Wednesday 3 October - Saturday 3 November
Evenings 7.45pm
Monday 15 October 7pm (press night)
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running Time: 2h30m approx. (incl. interval)

Post Show Discussion: Thursday 25 October

★★★★ “Compelling … an articulate and finely acted revival” The Stage

“It’s hard to imagine that anyone could stage Rattigan’s penultimate play much better” The Times

“Fabulous … deeply moving and a riveting story, the dynamic is taut, the dialogue fizzes with wit and it is wickedly funny. The lead performances of Lindsay and Fitzgerald are never less than enthralling”  Bath Chronicle

Robert Lindsay & Tara Fitzgerald star in Terence Rattigan’s last play, a perceptive and powerful drama about the concealed truths and veiled emotions in a marriage.

Sebastian and Lydia Crutwell live in a small flat in Islington. Sebastian, once a promising novelist, is now a cantankerous critic. Lydia, an Estonian refugee, has recently discovered she is seriously ill, news that she confides to a family, Mark, but not to Sebastian. Over the course of two evenings, a series of heart-breaking revelations changes the facade of Lydia and Sebastian’s relationship forever.

Deeply moving and filled with beautifully crafted dialogue, this compelling drama demonstrates Rattigan’s incomparable ability to define the British character.

“Few dramatists have written with more understanding of the human heart than Terence Rattigan” Guardian

Wednesday 3 October – Saturday 3 November
Evenings 7.45pm
Monday 15 October 7pm (press night)
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

All tickets £38.50 / £33.50 discounts

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

Robert Lindsay and Tara Fitzgerald in

IN PRAISE OF LOVE by Terence Rattigan

Directed by Jonathan Church

The Ustinov foyer and bar are open from one hour prior to the performance.

Doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to the performance unless otherwise stated.

The Box Office at the Ustinov Studio is open from approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.

There is a lift from the Foyer to the Stalls level of the Ustinov Studio. Access to the Circle level is by stair access only.

Full terms and conditions for ticket bookings can be found here