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Shaw's Misalliance - casting announced

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CASTING has been announced for Bernard Shaw’s lost classic Misalliance, which runs at the Tabard Theatre from June 3 to June 21, 2014.

The line up includes Clifford Hume, Carrie Cohen, Roberta Mair, Stuart Walker, Toby Davies, James Taylor Thomas, Anna- Marlene Wirtz, Piers Hunt and Rory Fairbairn.

Previously Posted: Thundermaker Productions is presenting Bernard Shaw’s lost classic, Misalliance, at the Tabard Theatre – from June 3 to June 21, 2014.

An underwear tycoon, an armed gunman, a flying polish acrobat, eight marriage proposals and a plane crash in the greenhouse – it’s just another afternoon in Surrey.

Hypatia is a bored heiress to her domineering father’s underwear fortune; trapped in an unhappy engagement she seeks excitement and new ideas. When a plane crashes at the bottom of the garden bringing a handsome young pilot and a female daredevil, this quiet afternoon in the country is turned upside down.

Misalliance explores the role of family and also the role of women in society, something ever relevant with the advent of mass twitter following for groups such as ‘everyday sexism’ and others related to equality in society.

Deemed a problem play of Shaw’s, Misalliance was last staged in London by the RSC in the 1980s and in the West End as long ago as 1910.

Misalliance is directed by Nick Reed, whose last two plays – The Life Coach starring Phil Jupitas and Never Mind The Botox starring Ewen Macintosh – were both nominated for best new comedy and best new play at the WhatsOnStage and Offwestend awards.

Misalliance is designed by Leah Sam, with lighting design by Jack Weir and costume by Jessica Miles. Casting has yet to be confirmed.

Tickets: £14/£16 with £10 preview tickets available for June 3 and 4. To book, call the box office on 020 8995 6035 or visit

Time: Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm.

How To Build A Better Tulip, Mark Giesser’s modern update of the classic Dumas novel The Black Tulip, continues at the Tabard Theatre until May 31, 2014.