Travels with My Aunt, Adapted by Giles Havergal, Begins May 2 at London's Menier Chocolate Factory

News   Travels with My Aunt, Adapted by Giles Havergal, Begins May 2 at London's Menier Chocolate Factory
 
Travels with My Aunt, adapted for the stage by Giles Havergal from Graham Greene's novel of the same name, begins performances May 2 at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, prior to an official opening May 8, for a run through June 29.

Jonathan Hyde
Jonathan Hyde

Jonathan Hyde, David Bamber, Iain Mitchell and Gregory Gudgeon comprise the cast of four actors in this anarchic comedy, which tells the story of retired bank manager Henry Pulling and his globetrotting adventures with his Aunt Augusta. From Brighton to Istanbul to Paraguay, the unlikely pair journey together discovering colorful characters and the possibilities that life conjures up in the most unusual of places.

Hyde was last seen on the London stage in The King's Speech, and has previously worked extensively for the National (where his credits include Jumpers, Sleep With Me and The Duchess of Malfi) and the RSC (King Lear, The Seagull, Romeo & Juliet. TV credits include "Foyles War," "Spooks" and "The Queen," and film work includes "The Mummy," "Titanic," "Anaconda," "Jumanji" and "Richie Rich."

Bamber was last seen on the London stage in Sweet Smell of Success at the Arcola. Other recent theatre credits include Betty Blue Eyes (Novello), Absurd Person Singular (Garrick) and Otherwise Engaged (Criterion). TV credits include "The Paradise," "The Hollow Crown" and "Borgias and Psychoville." Film includes "Miss Potter," "The Railway Children," "Neville's Island," "My Night with Reg" and "High Hopes."

Mitchell has previously appeared at the Menier in La Cage aux Folles (subsequently also West End), as well as Birdsong (Comedy Theatre), Richard II (Old Vic) and frequently at the National Theatre.

Gudgeon recently played Fabian in Equally Divided and Calvinu in Time of My Life (both at Watford Palace), Osiric in Hamlet (Prague Shakespeare Festival) and Donald in Blue Remembered Hills (Chichester). The production is directed by Christopher Luscombe with designs by Colin Falconer, lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound by Gregory Clarke.

Havergal's stage adaptation was first seen at Glasgow's Citizens' Theatre in 1989, and has since played several seasons in the West End and also been staged Off-Broadway.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7378 1713, or visit www.menierchocolatefactory.com for more details.

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