21-24TH JANUARY, 2015
AUTHOR NOEL COWARD
DIRECTOR BRIAN FINCH
AT THE DEVONPORT PLAYHOUSE, PLYMOUTH
DATES WEDNESDAY 21ST JANUARY TO
SATURDAY 24TH JANUARY, 2015
TIMES 7.30pm EACH EVENING PLUS A MATINEE AT 2.30pm SATURDAY
The plot follows a few days in the life of the successful and self-obsessed light comedy actor Garry Essendine as he prepares to travel for a touring commitment in Africa. Amid a series of events bordering on farce, Garry has to deal with women who want to seduce him, placate both his long-suffering secretary and his estranged wife, cope with a crazed young playwright, and overcome his impending mid-life crisis (since he recently turned fifty). The story was described by Coward as "a series of semi-auto-biographical pyrotechnics".