The Theatre Royal Bath’s 2013 Summer Season has opened with a new production of one of Noël Coward’s most successful comedies 'Relative Values' featuring a stellar cast led by three of Britain’s most popular comedy performers, Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner.
Set in the early 1950s, Relative Values uses an uproarious 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 new staging of Coward’s famous play appears at the Theatre Royal Bath until Saturday 29th June.
There is consternation at Marshwood House when the young Earl announces he is to marry a Hollywood film actress, but the family is well and truly flummoxed when it comes to light that the starlet’s sister is none other than Moxie, the Earl’s mother’s maid. In an attempt to cope with this deeply 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.