Nol's Coward's Relative Values
  
Noel Coward's Relative Values
Melville Theatre
Melville Theatre
11 Jul 2014 to 26 Jul 2014
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Tickets - Tickets are $20, $15 concession book on 9330 4565 or at www.meltheco.org.au.
Duration - 120


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Synopsis
SOCIAL snobbery in all its guises comes to the fore in Melville Theatre’s latest production, as old views of British society clash with contemporary attitudes of American culture.

Written by Noel Coward and directed by Tarryn Harris (née Bullock), Relative Values is a comedy about the Earl of Marshwood choosing a Hollywood actress as his bride.

Her arrival at Marshwood Manor sends everyone into a tailspin, given she lives her life off-screen as though she is still in front of the camera.

Coward is famous for a wealth of plays including Hay Fever, Private Lives, Design For Living, Present Laughter and Blithe Spirit.

Relative Values was first performed in 1951 and adapted into a 2000 film featuring Julie Andrews, Colin Firth and William Baldwin.

Harris says she has always loved Coward’s humour.

“After directing his one-act play Hands Across The Sea last year, I wanted to tackle one of his full-length plays,” she said.

“Relative Values is one of the less well-known Co ...more
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