Love in Idleness

Love in Idleness

4 (4) · Fringe Theatre, Contemporary

Following a sold out run at the Chocolate Factory, Terence Rattigan’s brilliant comedy Love in Idleness transfers to the Apollo Theatre for 50 performances only.


his brand new production marks Trevor Nunn 's exciting return to Rattigan's work, following the huge success of Flare Path.

Returning from Canada after a four-year absence during the war, eighteen-year-old Michael is full of youthful ideology and leftist leanings. But he is shocked to find his widowed mother Olivia is now the mistress of cabinet minister Sir John Fletcher, enjoying a comfortable society life. When Michael and John clash, sparks fly and relationships are tested as everyone learns some difficult lessons in love.

Critic reviews

Eve Best - one of our finest stage actors, she is phenomenal as Olivia

Time Out

Best shines as a flirtatious widow in Trevor Nunn’s update of a Terence Rattigan rewrite

The Guardian

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 11 May - Sat 1 Jul, 2pm & 7.30pm


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