With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer’s Lettice and Lovage.
The production opens on 17 May, with previews from 4 May, and completing its run on 8 July; and follows Nunn’s production of Rattigan’s Love in Idleness. Priority booking opens on 22 February, with public booking from 1 March.
Lettice, employed as a stately home tourist guide, has inherited theatricality and eccentricity from her mother. Caught using ‘alternative facts’ to embroider the history of the house by Lotte, her supervisor, she is dismissed. During the dismissal interview they uncover common ground with the result that she and Lotte develop an unlikely friendship. This is the first major revival of Lettice and Lovage since the 1987 West End production.
LETTICE AND LOVAGE plays at the Menier Chocolate Factory 4 May – 8 July