Tuesday 13 November 2012
Theatre Royal, Bath

Charley's Aunt

Charley's Aunt

By Brendan Thomas

It’s Oxford in the early 1890s. Lovestruck undergraduates Jack and Charley are planning to invite their girlfriends, Kitty and Amy to lunch. The imminent arrival of Charley’s wealthy aunt, Donna Lucia from Brazil provides the boys with the perfect chaperone.

When Donna is delayed, scuppering their romantic plans, Jack blackmails a fellow student, Lord Fancourt Babberley, into impersonating Charley’s aunt. When Charley’s real aunt unexpectedly appears the uproar begins…. Brandon Thomas’s comedy, with its side-splitting scenes of mistaken identity, conversations at cross purposes and wildly improbable coincidences is one of the most entertaining farces of all times.

The play stars Mathew Horne, well known for his starring role in Gavin and Stacey as well as The Catherine Tate Show. He has several stage credits include the West End Production of Entertaining Mr Sloane.