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Journey To London, A

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About the Show Less...

This delightful comedy, which was a huge success in the old theatre in 1986, is now revived as the central part of our tribute to the late James Saunders. Read More >

In the middle of his play, just as he had got his characters wound up and ready for the plot to take off, Restoration playwright John Vanbrugh put down his pen half way through a sentence and never wrote another word.

James Saunders took this play about a country MP and his family coming to London, who then find themselves caught up in the wicked ways of the city, and created the most sophisticated of Restoration comedy for our times – sex and marriage 1700 style with twentieth century hindsight.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 06/02/2006

Closing Night: 15/02/2006

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Cast & Creative


Robert Benfield, Mairead Carty, John Paul Connolly, Nick Earnshaw, Claudia Elmhirst, Peter Forbes, Paul Goodwin, John Hodgkinson, Fiona Mollison, Sophie Trott, Joanna Van Gyseghem and Thomas Wheatley


Director - Sam Walters

Designer - Sam Dowson

Lighting Designer - Kevin Leach

Author - John Vanbrugh & James Saunders

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