Constance Middleton is a smart and self-possessed wife of a top London surgeon. While rumours circulate of her husband’s infidelity with her best friend, Marie-Louise, she purposefully maintains the fiction upheld by all around her – including her imperious mother – that she has no idea of the affair. However, when confronted by Marie-Louise’s jealous husband, Constance reveals an interesting and unconventional strategy to turn this most unfortunate of situations to her own advantage.
For this sumptuous revival of Maugham’s 1927 comedy, Artistic Director Philip Wilson is reunited with the design team behind the Playhouse’s highly-successful productions of Private Lives (2010) and The Winslow Boy (2009).
Maggie Steed returns to the Playhouse as the imperious mother, Mrs Culver. Maggie won the 2010 TMA Best Actress Award for her appearance in West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Hay Fever and last appeared at Salisbury Playhouse in 2005 in the sell-out production of Relative Values.