Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory presents a major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Trevor Nunn directs Eve Best (Olivia Brown), Edward Bluemel (Michael Brown), Helen George (Diana Fletcher), Anthony Head (Sir John Fletcher), Vivienne Rochester (Miss Dell) and Nicola Sloane (Polton/Celia Wentworth). The production opens tonight 20 March, and is running until 29 April.

Returning from Canada after a four-year absence during the war, eighteen-year-old Michael is full of youthful ideology and leftist leanings. But he is shocked to find his widowed mother Olivia is now the mistress of cabinet minister Sir John Fletcher, enjoying a comfortable society life. When Michael and John clash, sparks fly and relationships are tested as everyone learns some difficult lessons in love.

This new production sees Nunn return to Rattigan, following the huge success of Flare Path, with another of the playwright's trio of 'war plays', which also includes While the Sun Shines.

Nunn will follow Love and Idleness with Lettice and Lovage opening on 17 May, with previews from 4 May, and completing its run on 8 July. Visit www.menierchocolatefactory.com for tickets and more information.

Photo Credit: Catherine Ashmore
Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
Eve Best (Olivia Brown) and Anthony Head (Sir John Fletcher) with Edward Bluemel (Michael Brown, background) Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
Eve Best (Olivia Brown) and Edward Bluemel (Michael Brown) Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
Eve Best (Olivia Brown) and Edward Bluemel (Michael Brown) Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
Eve Best (Olivia Brown) and Anthony Head (Sir John Fletcher) Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
Eve Best (Olivia Brown) Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
Eve Best (Olivia Brown) and Anthony Head (Sir John Fletcher) Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
Edward Bluemel (Michael Brown) and Eve Best (Olivia Brown) Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
Edward Bluemel (Michael Brown) and Anthony Head (Sir John Fletcher) Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
Anthony Head (Sir John Fletcher) and Eve Best (Olivia Brown) Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
Anthony Head (Sir John Fletcher) and Eve Best (Olivia Brown)

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