production genre: Comedy
region: Greater London | society: Magdalene Players (directory) | performance venue: St. Mary Magdalene Hall, Wandsworth Common
production dates: 11 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
who can audition?:
18 Jun 2018 - 8pm
St. Mary Magdalene Hall, Wandsworth Common
1930. Deauville, France. Two newly-married couples occupy adjoining honeymoon suites in the same hotel. As a distant orchestra plays, Sibyl gazes adoringly at charismatic husband Elyot, while Victor admires his new wife, the vivacious and sophisticated Amanda. Champagne flows and the sea shimmers in the moonlight as the newlyweds prepare for the evening ahead. But when Amanda overhears a familiar voice singing a forgotten song, an old spark reignites, with spectacular consequences.
A handsome, thirtyish man.
Elyot’s first wife, newly married to Victor Prynne. She is the most vivacious character in the work. She is not only beautiful but also spirited, independent, and unconventional—a fit partner for Elyot.
Elyot’s blonde, attractive, twenty-three-year-old bride. Conventional, unimaginative, and innocent, she is Amanda’s antithesis and suggests the playwright’s dim view of the “nice” English girl.
A handsome man a few years older than Elyot. Stuffy and stodgy, he lacks a sense of humor.
Amanda’s French-speaking maid. Her inability to speak English and her incomprehension of the bizarre occurrences in the apartment provide a number of laughs.