RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour

English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston present Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!

Simon Godwin directs Jane Booker (Edith), Jolyon Coy (Matthew), Ed Hughes (Adam), Carlyss Peer (Carrie), Laura Rogers (Nicole) and Paul Shelley (Francis) in Rules for Living, which opens in Northampton before touring to Cambridge, Windsor, Brighton, Ipswich and Kingston.

Edith must clean to keep calm. Matthew must sit to tell a lie. Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules?

Christmas day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang - like oh so many Christmas crackers.

The regional première of this darkly funny play is produced in collaboration with the producing team, English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston, who recently won the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production for The Herbal Bed.

The Rules for Living production team features Sound Designer and composer Mark Melville, movement director Shelley Maxwell, projection designer Andrzej Goulding, associate director Spencer Noll, and casting director Hancock Stevenson Casting.

Performances run now through 30 September at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, with press night set for tonight 13 September, followed by the tour.

Photo Credit: Mark Douet

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Carlyss Peer (Carrie)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
The RULES FOR LIVING company

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Ed Hughes (Adam)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Jane Booker (Edith)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Jolyon Coy (Matthew) and Carlyss Peer (Carrie)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Jolyon Coy (Matthew) and Carlyss Peer (Carrie)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Jolyon Coy (Matthew) and Carlyss Peer (Carrie)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Jolyon Coy (Matthew)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Jolyon Coy (Matthew)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Laura Rogers (Nicole)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Paul Shelley (Francis)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Paul Shelley (Francis), Ed Hughes (Adam) and Jane Booker (Edith)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Jane Booker (Edith)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Sam Holcroft (Playwright) and Simon Godwin (Director)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Sam Holcroft (Playwright)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Sam Holcroft (Playwright) and Simon Godwin (Director)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Simon Godwin (Director)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Simon Godwin (Director)

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
Simon Godwin (Director)

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