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Tea And Sympathy

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

The story of Tom Lee, a young student at an American boys' prep school in the 1950s. Read More >

Tom is a loner, uninterested in conventional ‘masculine’ pursuits and, cruelly bullied by his classmates and housemaster for his supposed homosexuality. The housemaster’s wife, Laura, becomes determined to help Tom, leading to conflict in her marriage and to a final, dramatic act intended to save Tom from despair.

Playing in repertoire with Young Woodley as part of the ‘Out of Bounds’ series using the same set of actors for both productions.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 01/11/2006

Opening Night: 03/11/2006

Closing Night: 25/11/2006

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


James Bye, Robin Chalk, Richard Crawley, Joanna Croll, Andrew Cuthbert, Christopher Fletcher, James Joyce, Andrew Macbean, Laura Main


Director - Adam Penford

Designer - Simon Kenny

Sound - Giles Sutton

Author - Robert Anderson

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