By tft2010 at 11:53 on 04/01/13
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If only all history lessons could be as much fun as this!
An award - winning comedy by Peter Schaffer, with larger than life tales about boring stately homes and historic events – a comic treat!
The flamboyant Lettice Douffet decides to inject some theatricality into her role as tour guide in the least interesting stately home in England. She turns a minor incident on the staircase of Faustian House, involving Queen Elizabeth and the hem of her elaborate gown, into an epic romantic saga. Her captive audience is delighted, but Lotte Schoen, the straight-laced bureaucrat from the Preservation Trust, is unimpressed. She calls Lettice to her office and fires her.
But the eccentric Lettice has made an impression and six months later, Lotte pays her an unexpected visit. Over a particularly potent Elizabethan cordial, the two women discover that they share a mutual hatred of the mediocre and of modern architecture and they form a touching alliance. A slight mishap during their re-enactment of the beheading of Charles I however, puts their friendship to the test!
Lettice and Lovage runs from Wednesday 16th January – Saturday 26th January 2013 at St Margarets Arts, St Margarets Lane, Titchfield PO14 4GB. Performances start at 7.30pm.
Tickets online at http://tinyurl.com/rng5t or at Box Office 01329 556156.
Ticket prices: Monday – Thursday £9.00, Friday & Saturday £11.00 (Concessions available: Seniors, students, unemployed: £1.00 off; parties 4+: £1.00 off. Discounts cumulative)
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Repeats: Every Day until Saturday, January 26, 2013