About the Show/Event
Information for While the Sun Shines at Orange Tree Theatre, Outer London (Play). On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Lady Elizabeth, the Earl of Harpenden makes the mistake of allowing a drunken American Lieutenant to spend the night in his Albany apartment. Things start to go wrong the following morning when the Earl arranges a little female company for his charming and mischievous guest in the form of Mabel Crum, a former girlfriend with a penchant for Americans...but it is his fiancee, Lady Elizabeth, who turns up at the flat! Add into the mix Colbert, a young French officer who also fancies his chances with Elizabeth, and her garrulous father, an inveterate gambler, and the stage is set for hilarious confusion. In this flurry of crossed-wires and mistaken identities Rattigan shows himself to be a master farceur
Approximate runtime 155minutes (including any interval).
Author Terence Rattigan. Producer Orange Tree. Director Paul Miller. Design Simon Daw. Lighting Mark Doubleday. Sound Elizabeth Purnell. Music Elizabeth Purnell.