13 to 15 March
production run cut short due to Covid-19 lockdown
in the Studio Theatre
by Ronald Harwood
directed by Richard Lindfield
Jean, Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred were once the glittering stars of English opera – their iconic recording of the quartet from Verdi’s Rigoletto has just been re-released. Currently three of them are seeing out their final days in the peace and tranquillity of Beecham House, a genteel home for retired opera singers. That peace is about to be shattered by the arrival of Jean, the diva of the group, whose marriage to Reggie was poisonous and short-lived.
Once a year, the residents combine their faded talents in a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. So will the Quartet be revived? Over Jean’s dead body!