Orange Tree Theater announces extension of WHILE THE SUN SHINES by Terence Rattigan


Orange Tree Theater today announced a week-long extension of Terence Rattigan’s While The Sun Shines, directed by OT Artistic Director Paul Miller. Due to popular demand, production is now running through January 15, 2022, with performances streaming live via OT on screen on January 6 and 7. While The Sun Shines continues with socially distant headquarters and safety measures.

On the eve of his wedding, the young Earl of Harpenden – Bobby to his friends – offered his room to Joe, an American soldier he had met drunk the day before. When Bobby’s fiancée Lady Elizabeth arrives, Joe gestures, thinking she must be Bobby’s ex, the wonderful Mabel Crum. But a free French lieutenant also has eyes for her … And to complicate matters, Bobby’s future father-in-law also arrives. London in the Blitz, and identities merge: it’s time to make hay …

Actors: Rebecca Collingwood (Lady Elisabeth Randall), Conor Glean (Lieutenant Mulvaney), John Hudson (Horton), Sophie Khan Levy (Mabel Crum), Philip Labey (The Earl of Harpendon), Michael Lumsden (The Duke of Ayr and Stirling) and Jordan Mifsúd (Lieutenant Colbert).

The creative team is completed by Simon Daw (Designer), Mark Doubleday (Lighting Designer), Elizabeth Purnell (Sound Designer and Composer) and Vicky Richardson (Casting Consultant CDG).

This first major revival in decades of Rattigan’s delightfully charming comedy met with resounding success in 2019. It was the writer’s biggest hit with over 1,000 performances in the West End when it opened in 1943.

Learn more at orangetreetheatre.co.uk.


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