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In pics: Eve Best and Helen George celebrate opening of Love in Idleness

Trevor Nunn directs the revival of Terence Rattigan's 1944 comedy

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Trevor Nunn's revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness has opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory, with Sarah Crompton awarding the production five stars in her review for WhatsOnStage.

The show's cast including Anthony Head, Eve Best and Helen George celebrated opening night last night alongside VIP guests such as Rory Bremner, Hannah Waddingham and Maureen Lipman.

Rattigan's play tells of an 18-year-old (Edward Bluemel) who returns from Canada during the war and is shocked to find his widowed mother (Best) is now the mistress of a cabinet minister (Head).

Nunn returns to the Menier having previously directed A Little Night Music and Aspects of Love'æ at the venue, and also directs Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage'' from 17 May to 8 July.

Love in Idleness runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 20 March to 29 April, with previews from 9 March.

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