By Mark Shenton
11 Feb 2014
Reprising their performances from Bath will be Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin, Rory Bremner and Ben Mansfield. Further casting is still to be announced.
According to press materials, the play – set in the early 1950s — is about the uproarious culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy. There is consternation at Marshwood House when the young Earl announces he is to marry a Hollywood film actress, but the family is well and truly flummoxed when it comes to light that the starlet's sister is none other than Moxie, the Earl's mother's maid. In an attempt to cope with this deeply embarrassing situation, Moxie is dressed up in her ladyship’s cast-offs as the family endeavours to pass her off as one of their own.
Hodge, who plays Lady Felicity Marshwood, is an Olivier Award winner for her appearance in Money at the National, where she has also starred in His Dark Materials. TV credits include "The Life and Loves of a She-Devil," "Jemima Shore Investigates," "Rumpole of the Bailey" and "Miranda."
Quentin, who plays Moxie, is best known for her TV roles in "Blue Murder," "Life of Riley," "Life Begins," "Men Behaving Badly," "Jonathan Creek" and Stephen Poliakoff’s "Dancing on the Edge." She has won two British Comedy Awards for Best TV Comedy Actress. She can currently be seen onstage in Oh What a Lovely War at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Bremner, who plays Crestwell, the butler and is making his West End debut in the production, is one of the U.K.’s leading impressionists and comedians, known for the award-winning "Rory Bremner…Who Else?" and "Bremner, Bird and Fortune."
Mansfield, who plays Don Lucas, has appeared in One Man, Two Guvnors at Theatre Royal Haymarket and Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2) at Theatre Royal Bath. He was also the lead in Series 3 & 4 of "Primeval" on ITV.
The production is designed by Stephen Brimson-Lewis, with lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound by Fergus O’Hare; Steven Edis is the music consultant.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7622 or visit www.atgtickets.com.