Reading Friday June 21 7.45pm
Auditions Sunday June 23 7.45pm
Monday June 24 7.45pm
All at the Chesil Theatre
Production dates Saturday September 28 - October 5
A deeply moving drama, In Praise of Love by Terence Rattigan,is the first production of the new season at the Chesil Theatre, Winchester. The play explores the often hidden truths and feelings in a long marriage. Sebastian and Lydia Crutwell insist on protecting each other from the knowledge of Lydia's terminal illness. Their unspoken anxieties and deep love is portrayed in Rattigan's pitch perfect dialogue which combines gentle comedy with heart-rending pathos.
Rattigan, one of the great dramatists of the last century, was inspired to write the play by the way Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall lived in the last months before her untimely death, aged just 32, of myeloid leukaemia. Rex Harrison kept this from his vivacious actress wife who believed she was suffering from an iron deficiency.
Director, Norma York said: "There are challenging parts for one woman and three men, one in his twenties. We always welcome newcomers at the reading and auditions."
Contact Lisbeth Rake 01794 388245 The.firstname.lastname@example.org