Peter Gill’s new play marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of hostilities in 1914, drawing startling connections between this pivotal moment in history and the world as it is today.
Set in the drawing room of a late Victorian villa in Kent, Versailles tells the story of the Rawlinson family, whose lives as they were before the war are quietly returning to normal.
Leonard, the family’s son, is among the British delegation sent to Versailles to draw up the treaty that will come to define Europe, the Middle East and the rest of the world. With the ghost of a fallen loved one still haunting him, Leonard perceives that the choices made in Paris will shape the fate of millions for centuries to come.
Directed by Gill, the cast includes Francesca Annis, Helen Bradbury, Barbara Flynn, Christopher Godwin, Selina Griffiths, Tom Hughes, Tamla Kari, Edward Killingback, Gwilym Lee, Adrian Lukis, Josh O’Connor, Simon Williams and Eleanor Yates.