Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer - Theatre in English
A ticklingly delightful, very British Comedy
Performed in English with a seasoned cast
"If this is not Prince Charles’s favourite play, it should be.“
1990 Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway
"An evening of enchantment and delight."
What happens when two rather eccentric, intellectual, middle-aged ladies decide to play games in the basement, quaff Elizabethan cordial - vodka and lovage no less - and unite to battle the uglification of modern Britain - wielding an axe?!
Lettice Douffet, theatrical fantasist, is the most eccentric tour guide ever to lead bored American and Japanese visitors through one of England's dullest stately homes. So Lettice decides to embellish its history with increasing abandon and straitlaced Lotte fires her for doing so...
Lettice and Lovage is a fast-paced Shaffer comedy. It celebrates English wit, banter, repartee and a love of language, of history and theatricality.
The playwright Sir Peter Shaffer is best known for his hugely popular philosophical dramas, Five Finger Exercise, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Equus and Amadeus, which was turned into one of the most successful films of the 1980s.
Lettice and Lovage was originally specially written for Maggie Smith
“…to celebrate her extraordinary gifts, her glee and glitter and perfect timing and wit..." (Peter Shaffer)
Boel Marie Larsson
Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer is the third play in a season of quality English theatre presented by Playmate Theatre in Malmö, following their performance of Alan Bennett's iconic British play Talking Heads and the powerful American comedy thriller Venus in Fur, presented in collaboration with Down the Rabbit Hole Theatre Copenhagen.
The performances of Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer are in English.
Study material in English about the play is available for groups or classes, booking to watch a performance. "Lettice and Lovage" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.