Love In IdlenessDuration 2h50

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 7EZ

Following a sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Terence Rattigan’s brilliant comedy Love In Idleness transfers to the Apollo Theatre for 50 performances only.

This brand new production marks Trevor Nunn's exciting return to Rattigan's work, following the huge success of Flare Path.

Returning from Canada after a four-year absence during the war, eighteen-year-old Michael is full of youthful ideology and leftist leanings. But he is shocked to find his widowed mother Olivia is now the mistress of cabinet minister Sir John Fletcher, enjoying a comfortable society life. When Michael and John clash, sparks fly and relationships are tested as everyone learns some difficult lessons in love.

Love In Idleness stars the Olivier Award-winning Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Hedda Gabler and Nurse Jackie), Anthony Head (Six Degrees Of Separation, Merlin and Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and Edward Bluemel (The Halcyon).


 

Cast & Creatives

Cast
Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, Anthony Head, Vivienne Rochester, Nicola Sloane, Charlotte Spencer
Author
Terence Rattigan
Director
Trevor Nunn
Producer
Chocolate Factory Productions & Nica Burns
Costume
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting Designer
Paul Pyant
Set Designer
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Sound
Gregory Clarke

Apollo Theatre

Address
Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 7EZ
Telephone
0330 333 4809
Official site
www.nimaxtheatres.com/apollo-theatre/
Nearest tube
Piccadilly Circus (250m)
Nearest bus
1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176
Parking

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Soho or Q-Park Chinatown, both only 5 minutes away from the theatre.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 0330 333 4815 Minicom: 020 7087 7835
Discounts
available for all disabled people and their companions.
Limited mobility
All of row O (especially O1, O2, O13 and O14) in the Stalls have very good leg room.
Access description
8cm step into the foyer through swing double doors. Box Office counter on the left. 22 steps down from foyer to Stalls, 12 up to the Dress Circle, with 2 steps between rows in the auditorium. 35 steps up to the Upper Circle and 75 to the Balcony. Handrails on both sides of the staircases. Stairlift to stalls access through double doors to the left of the upper circle entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue. Stairlift or 12 steps down to the stalls. Theatre open 30min before the start of the performance.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser infra-red system with limited number of head sets available. Avoid front 3 rows of Stalls. Deposit required.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs allowed into the auditorium and staff are also available to dog sit. Dogs will be looked after in Stalls bar or in manager's office. Maximum 2 dogs at a time.
Wheelchairs
On arrival please report to the Main Entrance. A member of staff will then accompany you to the wheelchair access entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue where there is a platform lift to the Stalls level of the Auditorium. 2 spaces for wheelchair users in seats F1 and G1 in the Stalls. Wheelchair transferees can be accommodated in Stalls. Recommended seats are E1, H1 and J1 but other seats are available. Wheelchairs are stored near auditorium right Stalls level. Venue not suitable for scooters. Auditorium is carpeted with steep raking.
Toilets
Adapted toilet to the rear of the Stalls level.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilet in the Stalls.
Bars
Stalls and Upper Circle levels have bars. No access to bars for wheelchair users but staff members can bring drinks to you.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens