WHILE THE SUN SHINES

20 November 2021 – 8 January 2022

by TERENCE RATTIGAN


One of the most successful productions in Orange Tree history returns!

★★★★★ “Rollickingly good fun” The Reviews Hub
★★★★ “Paul Miller’s delightful production fizzes with fun... Make hay with a glorious night of theatre.” Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard
★★★★★ “Delightful comedy” Essentially Surrey
★★★★ “Comes up fresh as paint” The Guardian
★★★★ “A lot of laughs... Miller’s production is one of immense charm.” The Stage
★★★★ “So many laughs you might opt to see it twice.” London Theatre 1

On the eve of his wedding, the young Earl of Harpenden – Bobby to his friends – has offered his room to Joe, an American soldier he drunkenly met the night before. When Bobby’s fiancée Lady Elizabeth turns up, Joe makes a move, 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 turns up too. London in the Blitz, and identities get confused: time to make hay...

This first major London revival of Rattigan’s delectably charming comedy in decades had an acclaimed sold out run in 2019. It was the writer’s greatest hit playing for over 1,000 performances in the West End when it opened in 1943.

OT On Screen

The play will also be live-streamed so you can watch it at home.
Thu 6 & Fri 7 Jan at 7.30pm
Book here

 

Photo by Helen Murray of the 2019 OT production of While the Sun Shines 

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