Cultures clash in Noël Coward’s sparkling show

Three of Britain’s most popular comedy performers, Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner join forces this summer in one of Noël Coward’s most successful comedies.

Relative Value heads for The Theatre Royal, Brighton, from Monday, July 1, to Saturday, July 6.

This brand new production of Noel Coward’s famous play is directed by Trevor Nunn.

Set in the early 1950s, Relative Values uses an uproarious culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy to satirise snobbery.

Patricia Hodge stars as the Countess of Marshwood. Her extensive stage work ranges from Dandy Dick and His Dark Materials to Money, for which she won an Olivier Award at the National Theatre.

Caroline Quentin stars as Moxie. Her many television roles in multiple long-running series have included Maddy Riley in Life of Riley, DCI Janine Lewis in Blue Murder and Maddy in Jonathan Creek.

Rory Bremner makes his stage drama debut starring as Crestwell. One of the UK’s leading impressionists and comedians, he is well known on television for the award-winning Rory Bremner… Who Else? and Bremner, Bird and Fortune.

Steven Pacey appears as The Honourable Peter Ingleton. Olivier Award nominated for By Jeeves in the West End, his many stage credits include the lead role of Georges in La Cage aux Folles in the West End, opposite Graham Norton.

Sam Hoare plays the role of the Earl of Marshwood.

He has previously performed at the Theatre Royal Bath in Crown Matrimonial with Patricia Routledge in 2008.

Miranda Frayle is played by Katherine Kingsley, Olivier Award nominated twice for her leading stage roles in Piaf! and, most recently, Singin’ in the Rain at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Trevor Nunn is one of the foremost directors of his generation. He has been Artistic Director of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

Performances are: Monday, July 1, to Saturday, July 6. Evenings: 7.45pm.

Thursday and Saturday matinees: 2.30pm.

To book tickets call 0844 871 7650 or log on to www.atgtickets.com/brighton (Subject to booking fee).

Tickets £15-£38.