Sunday, 12 June 2011

Cause Célèbre at The Old Vic

Based on the true story of Alma Rattenbury who went on trial with her 18-year-old lover for the murder of her husband, Cause Célèbre is an intriguing tale of love, betrayal, loyalty and obsession.

The Old Vic's version of Terence Rattigan's final play Cause Célèbre is a theatre at its very best. I believe it works so well because the of how timeless it is. Themes of class, scandal and passion with the overlap of loyalty, morality and vice make for a perfect stage drama appealing to a wide audience. 

A compelling story, emotional and gripping; it will keep you guessing until the very end. Impressive costume and set design, especially so for the final courtroom act. Future productions will be hard pushed to match this spectacular performance by the winning combination of cast and production.

Lucy Black
Timothy Carlton
Simon Chandler
Richard Clifford
Oliver Coopersmith
Niamh Cusack
Anne-Marie Duff
Rory Fleck-Byrne
Freddie Fox
Jenny Galloway
Patrick Godfrey
Nicholas Jones
Tommy McDonnell
Lucy Robinson
Tristan Shepherd
Richard Teverson
Sarah Waddell
Michael Webber
Tristram Wymark


Director: Thea Sharrock
Designer: Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting: Bruno Poet
Music: Adrian Johnston
Sound: Ian Dickinson
Casting: Sarah Bird

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