Bowles & Emmerson Sing Waterhouse Song on TourDate: 21 January 2003
Peter Bowles (pictured), Charlotte Emmerson and Caroline Langrishe will star in a new touring production of Keith Waterhouse's 1992 comedy Our Song, based on his novel of the same name. The revival opens at Peterborough's Key Theatre on 25 March 2003 before continuing until the end of May to eight further venues.
In Our Song, middle-aged executive Roger (Bowles) - originally played in the West End by Peter O'Toole - stumbles into a passionate relationship with a girl half his age. As their mismatched but touching affair develops, Roger becomes overwhelmed by his passions, to the point where lifelong relationships with family and friends are threatened.
Bowles has just been seen in the West End starring in Sleuth. His other recent West End appearances have included The Royal Family, The Beau, Major Barbara and The Entertainers, though he's best known to TV fans for his roles in sitcoms such as To the Manor Born, Only When I Laugh and Perfect Scoundrels.
A regular at the National, Charlotte Emmerson's credits on the South Bank include The Cherry Orchard, Baby Doll, The Good Hope and, most recently, Tom Stoppard's epic trilogy The Coast of Utopia, nominated for several Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards. Langrishe has just finished filming a new series of Judge John Deed. Her other screen credits include Lovejoy, Sharpe and Rogue Trader.
Following Peterborough, Our Song will visit Cambridge, Brighton, Mold, Bromley and Bath, with further dates to be confirmed.
- by Terri Paddock