Before the Party archiveThe war is over and the Skinner family are trying to return to normal. If only the blasted Government weren'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.


Stella Gonet (Blanche), Katherine Parkinson (Laura Skinner), Alex Price (David), Michelle Terry (Kathleen Skinner), Michael Thomas (Aubrey), June Watson (Nanny), Polly Dartford (Susan Skinner), Anna Devlin (Susan Skinner some dates), Emily Lane (Susan Skinner some dates)


Author: Rodney Ackland (based on a short story by Somerset Maugham)
Producer: Almeida Theatre
Director: Matthew Dunster
Design: Anna Fleischle
Lighting: Philip Gladwell
Sound: Ian Dickinson
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Before the Party

Before the Party (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0571954893. Details of all Before the Party archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01302106310

Archive Listings

21 Mar 13
11 May 13
Almeida Theatre
West End
Greater London

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