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Making Dickie Happy
On from 05 Mar 2013 till 30 Mar 2013
Tristan Bates
by Jeremy Kingston
Genre(s): New Writing, Drama, Comedy

Tickets: £14 / (£10 concessions)

About: Making Dickie Happy

Young Noel Coward and his boyfriend, Tono; young ‘Dickie’ Mountbatten and a naval chum; and youngish Agatha Christie, mysteriously alone and using another name, all find themselves at an hotel on an island off the Devon coast soon after the end of the First World War. The weekend is fictitious, the people real. This look at relationships, marriages, engagements, promises, hellos and goodbyes is never less than fascinating.

The 1914-1918 War is still a vital memory. Three of the characters were in the Navy (and two of them still are); a fourth fought in the trenches; and even Noel Coward served in the Army, though not for very long. First performed in 2004 to much acclaim and now in the West End, a mere stone’s throw from Christie’s The Mousetrap, Jeremy Kingston’s script evokes the brittle, brilliant world of England’s literary and social elite in this high class period comedy.

Reviews

★★★★ “Full of sharp dialogue” –The Guardian

“An absorbing fictional shindig of sharp tongues and camp, caustic wit”- The Stage

“Evokes the brittle, brilliant world of England's literary and social elite in the years following World War I – and does it brilliantly.” –Camden New Journal

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