Lettice and Lovage

By Peter Shaffer

Lettice Douffet is the daughter of an actress who toured France with an all-female company, playing only Shakespeare's history plays. Having inherited both theatricality and eccentricity she finds employment as a tourist guide in a shabby stately home.

Attempting to enliven its dull history with her over-imaginative fantasies, she is caught in the act by Lotte, a stern and sensible Preservation Trust official, and it seems her days as an entertainer are over. But the two have more in common than they first realise…

“…exhilarating new comedy…one of the sharpest, wittiest, most passionate and elegant plays of the year. Shaffer has another hit, and the West End is the richer for it…” Sunday Express

Directed By Mark Sutherland
Dates 16 June 2010 to 19 June 2010
Location Compass Theatre, Ickenham, UB10 8PD