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!
Cast and crew
CastJack 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
CrewDirector - 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