PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances Peter Bowles has been forced to withdraw from the national tour of The Governess, resulting in cancellation of the performances at the Everyman Theatre scheduled for Monday 9 - Saturday 14 September. The Everyman Theatre and Bill Kenwright Productions regret any inconvenience that this may cause; however we have been able to arrange a suitable replacement production for the week, Noël Coward's Fallen Angels, starring Jenny Seagrove and Sara Crowe.
Jenny Seagrove and Sara Crowe star as best friends Julia and Jane, in a heavenly new production of Noël Coward’s divine comedy classic.
With their passionless husbands away playing golf, a mutual long-ago-lover announces his intention to pay Julia and Jane an impromptu visit. All in a fluster, there’s clearly only one thing to do: hit the bottle! Or rather, pop open the Champagne!!
As each successive glass of liquid courage is imbibed, tongues start to loosen, hidden jealousies surface, the claws come out, and all attempts at demure behaviour go out the window.
But it’s not until the unexpected early return of their golfing husbands that the women’s evening really hits its frenzied peak…
Jenny Seagrove is one of the UK’s most respected actresses. Her prolific theatre career has seen her play the lead in almost every West End playhouse, with recent credits including: Noël Coward’s Volcano, The Country Girl with Martin Shaw and Somerset Maugham’s The Letter with Anthony Andrews. Jenny is also known to millions of TV viewers as barrister Jo Mills in the BAFTA award winning Judge John Deed, which she starred in opposite Martin Shaw.
Multi-award winning comedy actress Sara Crowe’s vast array of Film, TV and Theatre credits range from her role as the first bride in Four Weddings and a Funeral, to BBC’s Born and Bred, and her multiple Olivier Award successes in West End productions of Noël Coward plays: Olivier Award nominated for Best Comedy Performance in Hay Fever and Olivier Award winner for Best Supporting Actress in Private Lives. Sara was also the face of one of the UK’s best loved TV advertisement campaigns for Philadelphia.
‘SUBLIMELY FUNNY AND SERIOUSLY SOPHISTICATED’
‘NOEL COWARD’S EUPHORICALLY FUNNY CHAMPAGNE-FUELLED COMEDY’
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