School for Scandal takes to stage

PUBLISHED: 10:43 22 July 2012

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL by Sheridan,                  , Writer – Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Director – Jamie Lloyd, Designer – Soutra Gilmour, Lighting – Neil Austin, Theatre Royal Bath, Bath, UK, 2012, Credit – Johan Persson – www.perssonphotography.com /

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL by Sheridan, , Writer – Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Director – Jamie Lloyd, Designer – Soutra Gilmour, Lighting – Neil Austin, Theatre Royal Bath, Bath, UK, 2012, Credit – Johan Persson – www.perssonphotography.com /

Johan Persson

A HOST of stars will take to the stage to raise the curtain on the Bath Theatre Royal’s summer season.

Nigel Harman, Maggie Steed and Ian McNeice take key roles in the witty comedy The School For Scandal.

The hilarious 18th century romp explores the lives and loves of the upper classes in fashionable London society.

Though many years have passed since it was penned, the timeless play remains sharp and incisive.

The play sees Sir Peter Teazle marry a young country girl, but quickly regrets his decision when she falls in with a bad crowd who thrive on dangerous gossip and a notorious ladies’ man, Charles Surface (played by Harman).

Harman, best known for his role as EastEnders’ Dennis Rickman, has also appeared in the West End.

Maggie Steed, who stars as Mrs Candour, has worked extensively with the National Theatre, starring in The History Boys in London.

Ian McNeice, earned raved reviews recently after putting in a stellar performance as Winston Churchill in The King’s Speech in Bath.

The School For Scandal is now showing a the Theatre Royal in Bath until Saturday.

Tickets, priced £17.50-33.50, are available by calling 01225 448844 or by going to www.theatreroyal.org.uk

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