Thursday 17 June – Saturday 03 July
Evenings 7.30pm (7pm 3 July only)
No performances Sundays | No Matinees
“Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no fibs.”
Charles Marlow and Kate Hardcastle are engaged to be wed. So far, so swell, except they’ve never met…
This isn’t a problem until the debonair Marlow turns up at an isolated country inn for the night, unaware that it is in fact Kate’s home and believes his future family-in-law are the staff. When Kate poses as a barmaid to keep up the pretence to conquer Marlow’s heart, a single night of mischief and madness ensues.
This summer, in the popular Guildford Castle Gardens, we’ll be introducing you to outrageous Mrs Hardcastle, her crusty husband, their industrious daughter Kate, and her bumpkin of a brother Tony Lumpkin… this is Oliver Goldsmith’s sublime Georgian comedy of manners, one of the best-loved and most-performed of English comedies.
Director TOM LITTLER (Love’s Labour’s Lost, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Wind in the Willows) transports this production to the 1930s country house world of Jeeves and Wooster, complete with fearsome aunts, hapless young men, determined debutantes and hilarious misunderstandings.
“I have long believed that somewhere in heaven the perfect production will be running for all eternity.” Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 2012
Casting will be announced in the spring.
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