The Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season 2013 offers a season of new in-house productions including Noel Coward's Relative Values, directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner; Candida by Bernard Shaw, directed by Simon Godwin; King Lear directed by Lucy Bailey and starring David Haig; and Feydeau's A Little Hotel on the Side, adapted by John Mortimer and directed by Lindsay Posner and Cal McCrystal.
RELATIVE VALUES by Noel Coward
Wednesday 12 June - Saturday 29 June
Directed by Trevor Nunn
A stellar cast launches the Summer Season 2013 in one of Noel Coward's most successful comedies, including Patricia Hodge as Felicity, Caroline Quentin as Moxie and Rory Bremner as Crestwell, the butler. Set in the early 1950's, Relative Values 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.
Patricia Hodge's extensive stage work ranges from Dandy Dick to His Dark Materials. She won the Olivier Award for Money at The National Theatre. Her television credits include The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Jemima Shore Investigates, Rumpole of the Bailey and plays Miranda's mother in Miranda.
Caroline Quentin's many television roles have ranged from Blue Murder, Life of Riley, Life Begins, Men Behaving Badly and Jonathan Creek to Stephen Poliakoff's Dancing on the Edge. Amongst her numerous awards are two British Comedy Awards for Best TV Comedy Actress.
Rory Bremner is one of the UK's leading impressionists and comedians, known for the award-winning Rory Bremner...Who Else? and Bremner, Bird and Fortune. This will be his drama debut.
Trevor Nunn is one of the UK's leading theatre, film and television directors. He has been Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre. His extensive repertoire includes the musicals Cats and LES MISERABLES, for which he won Tony Awards, and the Olivier Award-winning Summerfolk, The Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
Press Night: Wednesday 19 June, 7pm
CANDIDA by Bernard Shaw
Wednesday 3 July - Saturday 20 July
Directed by Simon Godwin
The Reverend James Morell is a genial, popular man of forty, robust and good-looking. He is a first rate clergyman and worshipped by the young curate and secretary who work for him. His rousing sermons muster an enthusiastic congregation and he is in demand as a speaker.