Charley's Aunt

by Brandon Thomas
Opening Night 08 December 2016
Director: Brian Beresford

This delightful, farcical comedy of young – and older – love begins with the attempts of Jack and Charley, two Oxford undergraduates, to meet up with the young women, Kitty and Amy, whom they love and hope to marry. The young women do not know this, however, and are shortly to leave town for the long summer holiday so must be persuaded to meet with Jack and Charley very soon. It would not be proper for them to meet the young men alone, according to the conventions of the time, so a chaperone must be found.

Who better than Charley’s aunt, Donna Lucia, a wealthy widow from Brazil (“where the nuts come from…”) who is to arrive in Oxford and come to lunch that day? At the last minute, however, Donna Lucia wires to say that she cannot be there. What to do?

Come along to the Globe for this light-hearted romp and find out!

Reviews

Barbara Frame - ODT
Terry MacTavish - TheatreView

Cast

Jack Chesney Thomas Makinson 
Brassett Miguel Nitis 
Charley Wykham Reuben Hilder 
Lord Fancourt Babberley Dylan Shield 
Kitty Verdun Sofie Welvaert 
Amy Spettigue Maisie Thursfield 
Sir Francis Chesney Jim George 
Stephen Spettigue Andrew Wicken 
Donna Lucia D’Alvadorez Claire Freel 
Ela Delahay Gretel Moore 

Crew

Director Brian Beresford 
Assistant Director Claire Freel 
Stage Manager Christine Johnston 
Assistant Stage Manager Malcolm Lay 
Set Construction Ray Fleury 
Lighting Design And Operation Brian Byas 
Wardrobe Rachael McCann 
Poster Design Sofie Welvaert 
Front of House Leanne Byas 
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Claire Freel, Gretel Moore, Dylan Shield, Andrew Wicken.
Maisie Thursfield.
Thomas Makinson, Reuben Hilder.
Claire Freel, Jim George.
Gretel Moore, Dylan Shield.
Miguel Nitis.
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