The production that's credited with launching the current fashion for the stage comedies of William Somerset Maugham may get its chance in front of London audiences. Maugham's 1921 play The Circle, about an MP who refuses to forgive his mother her adultery, was originally revived by Oxford Stage Company and Salisbury Playhouse in October 2000. Director Mark Rosenblatt recently resurrected the acclaimed production, with a new cast led by Wendy Craig and Tony Britton, for an eight-week regional tour and now there's talk of its coming into town, following in the Shaftesbury Avenue footsteps of later Bill Kenwright-backed revivals of Maugham's The Constant Wife and Home and Beauty, the latter now at the Lyric Theatre with Victoria Hamilton and Jamie Theakston.