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Fallen Angels - Seagrove and Crowe star

Fallen Angels

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

JENNY Seagrove and Sara Crowe star as best friends Julia and Jane in a new production of Noël Coward’s divine comedy classic Fallen Angels, which visits the Rose Theatre Kingston (January 27 to February 1) as part of its Spring 2014 tour.

With their passionless husbands away playing golf, a mutual long-ago-lover announces his intention to pay Julia and Jane an impromptu visit. All in a fluster, there’s clearly only one thing to do: hit the bottle! Or rather, pop open the Champagne!

As each successive glass of liquid courage is imbibed, tongues start to loosen, hidden jealousies surface, the claws come out, and all attempts at demure behaviour go out the window.

However, it’s not until the unexpected early return of their golfing husbands that the women’s evening really hits its frenzied peak.

Jenny Seagrove is one of the UK’s most respected actresses. Her prolific theatre career has seen her play the lead in almost every West End playhouse, with recent credits including Noël Coward’s Present Laughter, Brief Encounter, Volcano and The Country Girl with Martin Shaw. She is also a familiar face on television as barrister Jo Mills in the BAFTA award-winning Judge John Deed, in which she also starred alongside Martin Shaw.

Sara Crowe’s vast array of film, TV and theatre credits range from her role as the first bride in Four Weddings and a Funeral to BBC’s Born and Bred and her success in West End productions of Noël Coward plays – Hay Fever, for which she was Olivier Award nominated for Best Comedy Performance, and Private Lives, for which she won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Crowe was also the face of one of the UK’s best loved TV advertisement campaigns for Philadelphia.

It was just over a decade ago that the forthcoming tour’s presenter, Bill Kenwright, presented Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels in the West End. It was revived for the first time last year for a successful autumn tour.

For more information call the box office on 0844 482 1556 or visit www.rosetheatrekingston.org/.

The tour will also visit Windsor, Darlington, Northampton, Bath, Brighton, Guildford, Milton Keynes and Woking.

Also at the Rose Theatre Kingston: Brian Friel’s Translations.