Fallen Angels Set to Fly Again in the AutumnDate: 23 April 2001
Fallen Angels, the Noel Coward comedy which played in the West End recently, is being tipped to return in the Autumn. However, a spokesperson for producers Bill Kenwright informed Whatsonstage.com that a completely new cast, with two new leads, would be involved. No definite dates, or names, have been confirmed as yet, but the Apollo Theatre seems certain to be the venue of choice again.
Felicity Kendal and Frances de la Tour starred in the latest version, which met with mixed critical acclaim. The show was directed by Michael Rudman and began its six-month run on 25 October last year. However, despite a successful pre-West End regional tour there are no such plans as yet for the next production.
Originally produced in 1925, Fallen Angels proved controversial for its time. With its suggestions that middle-aged women might hanker for a sex life outside of their stale marriages, Coward was clearly not pandering to the masses. Its durability is doubtless due to the comic exchanges, bordering on farce, between the two women who are awaiting the arrival of the same old flame.
However, a return to the West End so soon after its recent run ended suggests that the producers may well have another couple of crowd-pulling stars in mind.
- by Gareth Thompson