Following the success of Noël Coward’s Private Lives in September which raised £44,000 for the Royal Theatrical Fund, Lockdown Theatre today announces a live virtual table read of The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard, in association with The Royal Theatrical Fund. The table read will take place via Zoom, followed by a live Q&A with the cast and director on Sunday 25 October at 7pm. Limited tickets available at www.rtflockdown.com
Performing live from the comfort of their own homes, Jonathan Church directs Sanjeev Bhaskar (Magnus), Samantha Bond (Cynthia), Simon Callow (Moon), Emilia Clarke (Felicity), Freddie Fox (Simon), Derek Jacobi (Birdboot), Jennifer Saunders (Mrs Drudge), Gary Wilmot (Hound) and Robert Lindsay narrates. Tickets are £35 and all the funds raised from Lockdown Theatres’ The Real Inspector Hound will be used as a crisis grant to support those who are struggling financially in the theatre industry.
An Agatha Christie-like farce that follows two theatre critics who become embroiled in a mysterious melodrama upon the discovery of a fellow critic’s body, The Real Inspector Hound premièred at the Criterion Theatre, London in 1968 with a cast that included Richard Briers and Ronnie Barker.
Lockdown Theatre’s production is a unique opportunity to take part in a one-night-only, once-in-a-lifetime live event. It will not be repeated, it will not be recorded, and there is only one place to see it – your house. This is a chance to take a peek behind the curtain of the theatrical process, in the company of national treasures!