Three top comedy acts join forces

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 June 2013

Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner in rehearsal for Relative Values. Photo: Catherine Ashmore.

Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner in rehearsal for Relative Values. Photo: Catherine Ashmore.

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THREE of Britain's most popular comedy performers, Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner will join forces in one of Noël Coward's most successful comedies.

Set in the early 1950s, Relative Values uses a culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy to satirise snobbery.

Directed by Trevor Nunn, this brand new production of Coward’s famous play will be at the Theatre Royal until June 29.

There is alarm at Marshwood House when the young Earl announces he is to marry a Hollywood film actress, but the family is baffled when they find out the starlet’s sister is Moxie - the Earl’s mother’s maid.

In an attempt to cope with the embarrassing situation, Moxie is dressed up in her ladyship’s cast-offs as the aristocratic family endeavours to pass her off as one of their own.

Tickets to the show, priced £22.50-38.50, are available from the box office on 01225 448844 or via www.theatreroyal.org.uk

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