Travels With My Aunt To Be Revived at London's Chocolate Factory
11 Mar 2013
Travels With My Aunt, adapted for the stage by Giles Havergal from Graham Greene's novel of the same name, is to be revived at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, beginning performances May 2 prior to an official opening May 8, for a run through June 29.
Christopher Luscombe will direct. With just four actors playing a host of characters, this anarchic comedy tells the story of retired bank manager Henry Pulling, and his globetrotting adventures with his Aunt Augusta, travelling from Brighton to Istanbul to Paraguay.
This 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. This new production will be designed by Colin Falconer, with lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound by Gregory Clarke. Casting is still to be announced.
Tickets, which go on sale to the general public March 20, are available from the box office on 020 7378 1713, or visit www.menierchocolatefactory.com for more details.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.