Date(s) - 02/07/2018 - 25/08/2018

Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester.
Monday July 2-Saturday August 25, 7.30pm

Tickets from £10

Men Behaving Badly and Jonathan Creek star Caroline Quentin (pictured below) and Little Britain star Matt Lucas (pictured below) make their Chichester debuts in this  uproarious musical comedy based on a revised version by Stephen Fry and Michael Ockrent. At Hareford Hall in Hampshire, suspense is in the air. The family solicitor has found the long- lost heir to the Hareford title and riches. But, to everyone’s horror, he’s a Cockney barrow boy called Bill Snibson, played by Matt Lucas. As Caroline Quentin’s Duchess of Dene determinedly sets out to transform him into a true gentleman, Bill’s sweetheart Sally wonders how she fits in to his new life. Before too long, Bill has to answer some soul-searching questions about who he really is. This new staging is directed by Daniel Evans with designs by Lez Brotherston and choreography by Alistair David, the outstanding team behind Festival 2017’s hit musical Fiddler on the Roof. Based on the book and lyrics by L Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber, the music is by Noel Gay.

  • There’s a relaxed performance at 2.30pm Wednesday July 25, suitable for individuals, groups and families with children on the autistic spectrum, sensory and communication disorders or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment

Read our feature on this year’s Chichester Festival programme.

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