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Before The Party

Before The Party

Synopsis

'But darling what will people think if the sister’s wearing mourning and the widow’s dressed in pink?'

The war is over and the Skinner family is trying to return to normal. If only the blasted Government wasn’t such a nuisance about the rations and Cook could get some more of those delicious delicacies.

With daughter Laura returned from Africa, widowed but not alone, they prepare for the latest social gathering.

Amidst the never-ending whirl of hats and dresses and below stairs skirmishes, Laura reveals a shocking secret that threatens to ruin more than one party on the climb to social success.

Before the Party is based on a short story by Somerset Maugham. Ackland’s hilarious adaptation is a sizzling portrayal of the upper middle classes adjusting to post-war life.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Event details

Wed 24 May 2017, 7:30pm

Captioned by Stagetext

Venue details

Salisbury Playhouse
Malthouse Lane
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP2 7RA

Phone: 01722 320 333

Email: boxoff@salisburyplayhouse.com

Website: Salisbury Playhouse

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