Bowles returns to the romantic lead for Our Song

Preview by Paul Nelson

TEG Productions will present Our Song, by Keith Waterhouse, on national tour this spring, opening at the Key Theatre in Peterborough on Tuesday, March 26.

Our Song is a hilarious and captivating tour-de-force by award-winning writer, Keith Waterhouse, creator of Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell and Billy Liar. Originally a major West End play, staring Peter O'Toole, this exhilarating, funny and superbly crafted drama provides a delightful insight into a tempestuous affair that changes lives forever.

A middle-aged executive stumbles into a passionate relationship with a girl half his age. Plunging headlong into a whirlwind of romance and champagne, he increasingly sidelines his work and family in favour of illicit trysts with his bewitching new love. As their mismatched but touching relationship develops, Roger (Peter Bowles) becomes overwhelmed by his passions, to the point where lifelong relationships with family and friends are threatened with destruction…

Beautifully observed and touchingly romantic, Keith Waterhouse brilliantly demonstrates our desperate longing for excitement and its life-shattering consequences.

Peter Bowles achieved national recognition for his starring roles in TV's To The Manor Born and Only When I Laugh. He has recently performed in successful theatrical productions of Beau Brummel and Sleuth in the West End. Our Song marks his return to playing a major romantic leading role.

Caroline Langrishe has just finished filming a new series of Judge John Deed, in which she plays Georgina Channing QC, the estranged wife of John Deed (Martin Shaw). She is also well known for playing Charlotte Cavendish, the love interest during the later years of Lovejoy. Her other credits include Sharpe, with Sean Bean, and the film Rogue Trader, with Ewan McGregor.

Listings - Local venues for the tour (other venues will be added when confirmed)

Monday, March 31 - Saturday, April 5

RICHMOND THEATRE
Box Office: 020 8940 0088

Monday, April 21 - Saturday, April 26
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON
Box Office: 01273 328 488

Monday, May 5 - Saturday, May 10

CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY
Box Office: 020 8460 6677

Our Song by Keith Waterhouse, Directed by Ned Sherrin, WITH: Peter Bowles, Caroline Langrishe and Charlotte Emmerson. Presented by Teg Productions on tour 2003.


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