Based loosely on Hamlet, Love in Idleness explores the clash of values in pre- and post-war Britain. Returning to London after four years in Canada, 18-year-old Michael discovers that his widowed mother is the mistress of conservative wealthy businessman and politician who is minister for tank production. Michael's own political outlook is on the left, and he is dismayed to find that his mother is enjoying a life of leisure at the expense of one of the war council’s leading members. As conflict breaks out between the men, relationships are tested and lessons learnt.
This production combines the talents of two of our best-loved creatives. Written by newly fashionable Rattigan (The Deep Blue Sea, Variation on a Theme, and First Episode) during the last phase of the second world war, Love in Idleness is revived by acclaimed, multi-award-winning director Nunn. The play marks his return to Rattigan following the triumph of the revival of Flare Path. Anthony Head, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame, will star alongside Eve Best, who won an Olivier Award for Hedda Gabler at the Almeida, and Call The Midwife's Helen George.
Public booking for Love in Idleness at the Apollo Theatre is open now. Click here to book.
|What||Love in Idleness, Apollo Theatre|
31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES | MAP
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
11 May 17 – 01 Jul 17, Check website for comprehensive timings
|Price||£18.75 - £83.75|
|Website||Click here to book via Culture Whisper and See Tickets|