Cahoots Theatre Company in association with The Other Cheek and Park Theatre present the First Major Revival of
Directed by Hugh Ross
Designed by Polly Sullivan
Nominated for three Offie Awards: Best Female Performance - Bessie Carter, Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role - Steven Blakeley, Best Female Performance in a Supporting Role - Richenda Carey
The Roundabout is a delightful comedy by one of Britain’s most prolific playwrights J.B. Priestley, beloved for such classics as An Inspector Calls and Time and the Conways. Described by The Spectator as "remarkably good entertainment," it has subsequently disappeared from view.
The Kettlewells are a dysfunctional family. Richard is an old Etonian whose business ventures are failing. Over one crowded weekend, his daughter Pamela, whom he hardly knows, returns from Russia, a passionate communist; his ex-wife and mistress both turn up; and his butler has a big win at the races.
The Roundabout is a funny, touching, highly perceptive look at England in the 1930s, when it looked, just possibly, as if the social order might be changing.
Cast includes: Steven Blakeley, Lisa Bowerman, Bessie Carter, Richenda Carey, Charlie Field, Derek Hutchinson, Annie Jackson, Ed Pinker, Brian Protheroe, Hugh Sachs and Carol Starks.
"A highly enjoyable comedy" British Theatre Guide
"Wonderfully enjoyable theatre" ★★★★ Ham&High
"A star performance from Bessie Carter… one to watch" Evening Standard
"Wonderful work from Hugh Sachs" Daily Telegraph
"The acting is faultless, funny and interesting" ★★★★ West End Wilma
"A funny and perceptive look at English life in the 1930s" ★★★★ London Theatre 1
"Roundabout way to theatrical excellence" ★★★★ Morning Star
"Bessie Carter steals the show" Time Out