Before The Party
THURSDAY 4 – SATURDAY 27 MAY
“Brilliant comedic moments” Salisbury Journal
★★★★ “A delectable production” The Reviews Hub
“A fun satire … delivered with zest” The Reviews Hub
“Had me laughing throughout” Salisbury Journal
“Plenty of laughs” British Theatre Guide
“A handsome revival” The Stage
“Setting and costumes were exquisite” Salisbury Journal
“But darling what will people think if the sister’s wearing mourning and the widow’s dressed in pink?”
The war is over and the Skinner family is trying to return to normal. If only the blasted Government wasn’t such a nuisance about the rations and Cook could get some more of those delicious delicacies.
With daughter Laura returned from Africa, widowed but not alone, they prepare for the latest social gathering.
Amidst the never-ending whirl of hats and dresses and below stairs skirmishes, Laura reveals a shocking secret that threatens to ruin more than one party on the climb to social success.
Before the Party is based on a short story by Somerset Maugham. Ackland’s hilarious adaptation is a sizzling portrayal of the upper middle classes adjusting to post-war life.
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
Mon – Sat at 7.30pm
Thu & Sat matinees at 2.15pm
Free Post Show Talk Wednesday 17 May
Tickets £25.00 - £9.50
BSL Signed Performance Tuesday 23 May at 7.30pm
Captioned Performance Wednesday 24 May at 7.30pm
Audio Description & Touch Tour Thursday 25 May at 2.15pm & 7.30pm Touch Tours are free and take place 90 minutes before the performance starts, to book your place on a touch tour call the ticket office on 01722 320 333.
Cast & Creatives
Director Ryan McBryde
Designer James Turner
Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell
Sound Designer Jon Roache
Casting Director Anji Carroll CDG
Casting Assistant Victoria Laker
JMK Assistant Director Flora Longley-Cook Leverhulme Arts Scholar and recipient of JMK regional assistant director bursary