Chichester Festival Theatre to stream archived productions starting with FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS

For the first time, Chichester Festival Theatre is to stream a selection of its archive productions online, beginning with the musical Flowers for Mrs Harris from Thursday 9 April for the Easter weekend.

Flowers for Mrs Harris is the story of Ada Harris, a char-lady in post-war London whose drab life of dusting and scrubbing is transformed when she glimpses a Christian Dior dress in one of her client’s wardrobes and sets her heart on going to Paris to buy one for herself.

The 2018 Chichester Festival production is directed by Daniel Evans, with a cast led by Clare Burt (who won a UK Theatre Award for her performance), Joanna Riding and Gary Wilmot.

Also in the cast are Claire Machin, Louis Maskell, Mark Meadows, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Nicola Sloane, Luke Latchman and Rhona McGregor, and a company of ‘Dior models’ largely drawn from Chichester Festival Youth Theatre.

Flowers for Mrs Harris will be streamed from 1pm on Thursday 9 April and available to watch online until Friday 8 May at
Donations to CFT’s Keep Connected appeal would be welcome. A digital programme is available to buy an­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­d read online.

Details of future broadcasts will be announced shortly.