In Praise Of Love
Performance Dates: Monday 9th - Thursday 12th April 2018 (Bromley Theatre Guild Adjudication: Wednesday 11th April)
Venue: Queensway Hall, Queensway, Petts Wood, Kent, BR5 1EB
Play: "In Praise of Love" by Terence Rattigan
Director: John Bayes & Mary Feeney
Ticket Price: £7.00 including interval refreshment
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Synopsis: The play's action was loosely inspired by the true-life relationship between the actor Rex Harrison and his actress wife Kay Kendall. In the play, the couple are transformed into the egotistical left-wing literary critic Sebastian and his East European refugee wife Lydia.
During the Second World War, some 30 years previously, Sebastian had served in military intelligence while the part-Jewish Lydia was with the Resistance and then survived on her wits and her feminine charms; each is shown using the aptitude for deception developed then to try to protect the other from the knowledge that Lydia is suffering from a terminal illness.
Rounding out the cast are Mark, a best-selling popular novelist and a friend of Sebastian's, who has long carried a torch for Lydia, and Joey, the couple's 20-year-old son, himself an aspiring writer, who is in rebellion against his father's overbearing manner and professed Marxist views.