The stage adaptation of the film Quartet will be staged at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre next February before embarking on a tour of the UK.
The production will play from February 8th to 17th 2018 at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, for which tickets are now on sale. The tour will then visit cities including Sheffield, Ipswich, Birmingham, Salisbury, Brighton, Cambridge, Richmond and Bath.
Quartet is the tale of a group of ageing opera singers. Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred reside in a magnificent retirement home in Kent. The rumour circling the halls is that the home is soon to play host to a new resident, and word is it’s a star. Jean arrives and old rivalries resurface, secrets are revealed and chaos unfolds, but in true theatrical tradition – the show must go on.
Casting for the show
Paul Nicholas (The Real Marigold Hotel, Just Good Friends and EastEnders), Wendi Peters (Coronation Street and Oh What A Lovely War), Sue Holderness (Only Fools and Horses and The Green Grass) and Jeff Rawle (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Drop the Dead Donkey) will star in the production.
The show is being directed by Peter Rowe and is written by Ronald Harwood.
Mark Goucher, CEO of Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, said: “After The Dresser I wanted to tour another of Ronald Harwood’s plays and in my new role at Cheltenham I felt that Quartet would be a perfect show for this theatre to produce and then tour. I am delighted that I will be working with David Ian on this production.”
Selected tour dates
• Sheffield Theatres: 19th-24th February
• New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich: 26th February-3rd March
• Birmingham Repertory Theatre: 5th-10th March
• Salisbury Playhouse: 12th-17th March
• Theatre Royal Brighton: 26th-31st March
• Cambridge Arts Theatre: 3rd-7th April
• Richmond Theatre: 9th-14th April
• Bath Theatre Royal: 16th-21st April
Group organisers should contact their chosen theatre for details on group ticket rates.
For more information, visit www.everymantheatre.org.uk.