Kendall in dark comedy at Bath

FELICITY Kendall is back in Bath for the third main house play of the summer season, William Boyd’s The Argu­ment.

Running from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 24th August, the darkly funny play, first produced in 2016, is directed by Christopher Luscombe. It takes a blistering look at the complexities of human relationships and how arguments can provide a catalyst for brutal honesty.

It was supposed to be a fun night out at the cinema for Meredith and Pip, but Mere­dith hated the film and Pip didn’t. Now it’s turned into an argument – the perfect opportunity to share their differences.

With their marriage at breaking point, they turn to their respective friends, Jane and Tony. But maybe Jane likes Pip a little too much and maybe Tony doesn’t like Meredith enough. After 36 years of marriage, surely Meredith’s parents Chloe and Frank, can advise. But maybe they don’t like any of them … or each other.

Will the argument tear them all apart?

Rupert Vansittart stars as Frank with Felicity Kendall as Chloe,  They are joined by
Esh Alladi as Tony, Sarah Earnshaw as Jane,  Simon Harrison as Pip and Alice Orr-Ewing, who last performed at the Theatre Royal in Hay Fever with Felicity Kendal in 2014, as Meredith.

Performances start every eve­n­ing at 7.30pm from Monday to Saturday (Wed­nes­day 14th August at 7pm) and with 2.30 matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays (not 8th August). For more information, telephone 01225 448844 or visit the website, www.theatreroyal.org.uk

Rehearsal photographs by Manuel Harlan