Before The Party - Independent Theatre - 21-29 April
Britain. 1948. The war is over, petrol and paté are still being rationed, good help is hard to find, and the Skinner family is getting ready to go to a garden party for the Bishop of Capetown. Their recently-widowed daughter, Laura, first shocks the family by wearing pink, instead of widow's black, and then by revealing that her late husband died of something other than malaria. The news threatens her snobbish sister's secretaryship of the golf club, and their father's candidacy for the Conservative Party.
by Rodney Ackland
April 21 to 29 at Goodwood Theatre