The people and history of a country house. A dazzling elaborate comedy of ideas. This is Stoppard of 'Jumpers' and 'Travesties' fixed by sublime abstraction and human absurdity. The plot revolves on a scandal that rocked the household of Lady Croom almost 200 years ago: a sexual liaison, possibly involving Lord Byron and resulting in a fatal duel. But did events really take place as they seem, and how does the Croom's handsome and dashing young tutor and his brilliant pupil Thomasina fit into the story? All will be revealed or will it? First performed at the National Theatre in 1993, this is a dazzling comedy of ideas.Performers Samantha Bond (Hannah), Nancy Carroll (Lady Croom), Jessie Cave (Thomasina), Neil Pearson (Bernard), Dan Stevens (Septimus), Ed Stoppard (Valentine), Trevor Cooper (Richard Noakes), Sam Cox (Jellaby), Lucy Griffiths (Chloe Coverly), Tom Hodgkins (Captain Brice), Hugh Mitchell (Augustus/Gus Coverly), George Potts (Ezra Chater).
Author Tom Stoppard. Producer Sonia Friedman Productions. Producer Robert G Bartner. Producer Roger Berlind. Director David Leveaux. Design Hildegard Bechtler. Costume Amy Roberts. Lighting Paul Anderson. Sound Simon Baker.