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by Noël Coward

Directed by Barry Nielsen

Australian Premiere

Season: 6th Nov - 12th Dec 2021
Preview night 5th Nov
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

Running Time: One hour 45 mins including a 20 min interval

Please read our COVID Safety Guidelines before booking or attending a performance. Vaccinations are required to attend this production.

No door sales - please book before attending a performance to assist with Covid safety.

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The couple

The story follows Janet Ebony and her best friend Peter Chelsworth after a train crash during which they were sharing a sleeping compartment. Upon their arrival back in London the two are met with suspicion and scorn from Janet's family and Peter's fiancée as they are accused of infidelity. Outraged by her family's lack of trust, Janet hatches a plan to teach them a lesson..... but things don't quite go according to plan!

When first produced in the 1920's the play's twin themes of female sexual liberation and a casual attitude to marriage were ground breaking and perhaps before their time. The play was neglected for 90 years, until revived by Finborough Theatre just a few years ago in what was described as 'a splendid rediscovery' by British Theatre Guide. Now, for a modern 2020's audience it's the light and breezy writing of Coward that shines through, and in a post Me Too world people will be much more responsive to these themes. We are delighted to reveal this long over looked Coward play to an Australian audience for the very first time!

Production
DirectorBarry Nielsen
Assistant DirectorNoemie Jounot
Set DesignTom Fahy
Costume DesignSusan Carveth
Lighting DesignIan Whalan
Sound DesignMichael Schell

Crew
Stage ManagerAlexis Worthing
Marica Fumanti
Lighting and Sound OperationMolly Smith

Cast
Pallet
Turner
Robert Green
Mavis WittershamRuba El-Kaddoumi
Paul EbonyKendall Drury
Mrs ChillhamJenny Jacobs
Mrs EbonyLois Marsh
Lavinia HardyScarlet Hunter
Janet EbonyAbbie Love
Peter ChelsworthCameron Hutt
Alec StonePeter David Allison

Accusation

An amateur production by arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd