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Main House Jane Asher, Clive Francis, Nicholas Le Prevost

The Circle

by Somerset Maugham
  • 10 - 20 January
The Circle

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Accessible Performance Audio Described 

Friday 19th January - 7.30pm

Wed 10 — Sat 20 Jan

Will history come full circle? Or can one generation learn from their parents’ mistakes?

Jane Asher (Alfie, Deep End) plays Lady Kitty, a society beauty who notoriously abandoned her stuffy husband Clive (Clive Francis, The Crown), and eloped with the handsome Lord Porteous (Nicholas Le Prevost, Shakespeare in love, Testament of Youth).

Thirty years later, love’s young dream has descended into non-stop squabbling... Meanwhile Clive and Lady Kitty’s son Arnold (Pete Ashmore, The Lovely Bones) faces the same marital fate, as his wife Elizabeth played by Olivia Vinall (King Lear, Othello, National Theatre) threatens to elope with the dashing Teddie Luton.

Somerset Maugham’s sparky comedy was first staged in 1921 and has remained a firm favourite with audiences ever since.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “An exceptional cast. Thrilling to watch. A comic treat” WhatsOnStage

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Tom Littler’s deft production of Maugham’s play is consistently candid and surprising. Strongly acted” Guardian

Wednesday 10 - Saturday 20 January

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Thursday 7 Saturday 2.30pm

Prices from £22.50

A booking fee of £2.30 per ticket applies

Theatre Royal Bath Productions present

The Orange Tree Theatre production of

Jane Asher, Clive Francis and Nicholas Le Prevost in


By Somerset Maugham

with Olivia Vinall, Pete Ashmore and Robert Maskell

Directed by Tom Littler   


Jane Asher - Lady Catherine 'Kitty' Champion-Cheney

Clive Francis - Clive Champion-Cheney

Nicholas Le Prevost - Lord 'Hughie' Porteous

Olivia Vinall - Elizabeth Champion-Cheney

Pete Ashmore - Arnold Champion-Cheney

Robert Maskell - Murray & Understudy Clive Champion-Cheney / Lord 'Hughie' Porteous

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Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

Tickets for Main House productions may include a £2.50 building levy.

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A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies to all bookings.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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