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Main House Rupert Everett

A Voyage Round My Father

Directed by Richard Eyre
  • 28 September - 7 October
A Voyage Round My Father

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm

PRESS NIGHT Weds 4 October 7pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Accessible Performance Audio Described 6 October- 7.30pm

Post-show Discussion 5 October - Please accept our sincere apologies that this post-show discussion has been cancelled.


Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Thu 28 Sep — Sat 07 Oct

BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Rupert Everett stars in John Mortimer' celebrated autobiographical play.

Growing up in the shadow of a brilliant and eccentric barrister, a man whose tea-time conversation could take in music hall, adultery, evolution, the ridiculous inconvenience of sex, Shakespeare, and the importance of avoiding anything heroic in wartime, the son continually yearns for his father’s love and respect.

A Voyage Round My Father shines a light on this delicate relationship between a young man and his father who adored his garden and hated visitors, and whose blindness was never mentioned, and introduces us to world of hilarious eccentrics, bumbling headteachers and exasperated relatives.  

John Mortimer was a novelist, playwright and a barrister in his own right, renowned for his political dramas and creator of Rumpole of The Bailey.

Rupert Everett’s leading roles have included the multi award-winning film My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, Dance With A Stranger and The Happy Prince. His stage roles have included Blithe Spirit on Broadway, Pygmalion and The Judas Kiss in the West End and Uncle Vanya in the Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season.

Julian Wadham starred with Rupert Everett and Kenneth Branagh in the original West End production of Another Country. His extenseive screen career has included roles in The Madness of King George, The English Patient, Victoria & Abdul and Downton Abbey, with numerous stage appearances with the National Theatre and the Royal Court

Former Artistic Director of the National Theatre Richard Eyre is joined by an extraordinary creative team of Olivier and Tony Award winners including designer Bob Crowley (An American in Paris, Mary Poppins) and lighting designer Hugh Vanstone (Matilda The Musical) 

“A clever, comic evocation of another era” Guardian

“Funny and moving” The Stage

“Captures a lost England” Evening Standard

“Thoroughly entertaining” The Times

PRE-MATINEE CHAT: Join us and members of the company chatting with Jane Tapley before the mid-week matinee on Thursday 5 October. 12noon - 12.45; Tickets £5

Thursday 28 September - Saturday 7 October

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

PRESS NIGHT Weds 4 October 7pm

Tickets from £28

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies

Accessible Performance Audio Described 6 October- 7.30pm

Robert Fox, Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions present



By John Mortimer

Starring Rupert Everett, Julian Wadham, Allegra Marland, John Dougall, Heather Bleasdale, Zena Carswell, Eleanor David, Jack Bardoe, Richard Hodder, Calum Finlay, Leoni Kibbey and Rob Pomfret.

Director Richard Eyre 

Designer Bob Crowley

Co-Lighting Designer Hugh Vanstone

Co-Lighting Designer Sam Waddington

Sound Designer John Leonard

Composer Stephen Warbeck

Casting Director Ginny Schiller CDG

Assistant Director Abigail Pickard Price 

Associate Set Designer Jaimie Todd

Associate Costume Designer Helen Johnson


UK TOUR 2023

Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 October 2023 – Richmond Theatre

Tuesday 17 - Saturday 21 October 2023 – Cambridge Arts Theatre

Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 October 2023 – Cardiff New Theatre

Tuesday 31 October - Saturday 4 November - The Festival Theatre, Malvern

Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 November - Chichester Festival Theatre

Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 November 2023 – Nottingham Theatre Royal

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