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Lettice and Lovage

Lettice and Lovage
Written by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Kevin Fraser
17 – 22 February 1992

Lettice Duffet, an expert on Elizabethan cuisine and medieval weaponry, is an indefatigable but daffy enthusiast of history and the theatre. As a tour guide at Fustian House, one of the least stately of London’s stately homes, she theatrically embellishes its historical past, ultimately coming up on the radar of Lotte Schon, an inspector from the Preservation Trust. Neither impressed or entertained by Lettice’s freewheeling history lessons, Schon fires her. Not one however, to go without a fight, Lettice engages the stoic, conventionial Lotte in battle to the death of all that is sacred to the Empire and the crown. This hit by the author of ‘Equus’ and ‘Amadeus’ featured a triumphant award-winning performance by Dame Maggie Smith in London and on Broadway.


Lettice Douffet – Jean Franks
Charlotte Schoen – Carol Harrington
Miss Framer – Deborah Hurst
Mr Bardolph – John Summers
Felina, Queen of Sorrows – Smokey Bailey
Tourists – Carly Carnell, Helen Carter, Betty Bailey, John Summers, Eric White, Rodney Napolitano, Pat Vale, Deborah Hurst


Stage Manager – Ian Macdonald
Assistant Stage Manager – Dot Hamlin
Set Designer – Kevin Fraser
Set Construction – Rodney, Eric, Bob, Ian, Polly
Props – Pat Vale, Peter Vale, Carly Carnell, Helen Carter
Lighting – Ian Macdonald, Ian Humphreys
Sound – Bob Gritton
Costumes – Marjorie Sawyer