After 25 years Filumena is to be thrown over for a younger woman. She pretends to be dying, inveigling Domenico into a 'deathbed' marriage. When he proves the marriage null and void she informs him she has three grown sons - one of them his. After trying in vain to discover his son's identity he marries her. Filumena keeps the secret but will it all end in happiness.Performers Samantha Spiro (Filumena), Geoffrey Freshwater (Alfredo), Victoria Lloyd (Lucia/Teresina), Luke Norris (Riccardo), Emily Plumtree (Diana), Sheila Reid (Rosalia), Richard Riddell (Michele), Brodie Ross (Umberto), Edmund Wiseman (Nocella/Waiter), Clive Wood (Domenico).
Author Eduardo de Filippo. Producer Almeida Theatre. Translation Tanya Ronder. Director Michael Attenborough. Design Rob Jones. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Sound John Leonard.