The production, recently seen at the Theatre Royal, Bath, opens the day after director Peter Hall's 80th birthday. The production is also historically significant since the play opened the modern Theatre Royal, Haymarket on July 4, 1821.
Keith and Bowles previously worked together on one of the most watched British TV sitcoms of all time, "To the Manor Born," in the 1980s. This is the first time they have appeared onstage together.
Keith is also well known from appearing in TV's "The Good Life." She was last seen on the West End stage as Lady Bracknell in a production of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2008; other recent theatre work includes Entertaining Angels, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Relatively Speaking and Blithe Spirit.
Bowles has previously worked with Hall on productions of Separate Tables, School for Wives, The Misanthrope and Major Barbara. They most recently worked together on the 2009 Peter Hall Company season in Bath on productions of The Browning Version and Swansong. As well as "To the Manor Born," his other leading TV roles include "The Bounder" and "The Irish RM."
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