The Late Middle Classes

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About the Show Less...

Simon Gray's funny, melancholic and captivating play about a young boy trapped between two types of oppressive love reveals the frustration, secrets and guilt of middle class respectability in 1950s England. Read More >

The Late Middle Classes is Simon Gray’s funny, melancholic and captivating play about a young boy trapped between two types of oppressive love, which reveals the frustration, secrets and guilt of middle class respectability in 1950s England.

Celia is bored to distraction; Charles is obsessed with his work; and their son is having his first lessons in music and in life.

This new Donmar Warehouse production of The Late Middle Classes stars Helen McCrory, who returns to the venue where she has previously appeared in Old Times, Twelfth Night, Uncle Vanya, In A Little World Of Our Own and How I Learned To Drive.

Playwright Simon Gray, who died in 2008, wrote 40 plays, screenplays and adaptations, among them Otherwise Engaged, The Common Pursuit, The Old Masters, The Last Cigarette and The Late Middle Classes.

David Leveaux, who has previously directed The Real Thing, Nine and Electra at the Donmar, returns to the venue to direct The Late Middle Classes.

For more about The Late Middle Classes at the Donmar Warehouse, read the First Night Feature or the Big Interview with Robert Glenister.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 27/05/2010

Opening Night: 01/06/2010

Closing Night: 17/07/2010

Running time: 2h45

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Helen McCrory, Eleanor Bron, Robert Glenister, Peter Sullivan, Laurence Belcher, Havery O'Neil, Felix Zadek-Ewing

Creative

Director - David Leveaux

Producer - Donmar Warehouse

Designer - Mike Britton

Lighting Designer - Hugh Vanstone

Sound - Simon Baker

Author - Simon Gray

Music By - Corin Buckeridge

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