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VenueAlmeida Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From21st March 2013
Opened28th March 2013
To11th May 2013
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Mar 28 at 19:00. Sat Mats 14:30. Apr 10, May 1 Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £8.00. To £32.00.
What is currently on at Almeida Theatre (V166)

Before the Party

Before the PartyT0571954893
The 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.
Author Rodney Ackland (based on a short story by Somerset Maugham)

Archive :: production:T0571954893, play:S01302106310, venue:V166

Production details

Special Performances

  • 27 Apr 13 Audio Described
  • 2 May 13 Captioned


Producer Almeida Theatre
Director Matthew Dunster
Design Anna Fleischle
Lighting Philip Gladwell
Sound Ian Dickinson
Performer Stella Gonet (Blanche)
Performer Katherine Parkinson (Laura Skinner)
Performer Alex Price (David)
Performer Michelle Terry (Kathleen Skinner)
Performer Michael Thomas (Aubrey)
Performer June Watson (Nanny)
Performer Polly Dartford (Susan Skinner)
Performer Anna Devlin (Susan Skinner some dates)
Performer Emily Lane (Susan Skinner some dates)

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