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08/03/02
Constant Wife Woos the Apollo
- Hall takes on the West End

The Constant Wife comes to the Apollo theatre this April. The production transfers from the Theatre Royal Windsor, and stars Jenny Seagrove and Simon Williams as the unhappily married couple in a war-between-the-sexes drama that pre-empts the rise of feminism.

Writer Somerset Maugham tells the story of an apparently devoted wife unwilling to admit that her apparently devoted husband is having an affair with her best friend. The pioneering play offers plenty for director Edward Hall to sink his teeth into as he establishes himself as independent of his father's Royal Shakespeare Company.

Having walked out on an RSC production last month, the young director has lined up a string of high profile productions, including the forthcoming Rose Rage at the Theatre Royal Haymarket next month. Hall's infidelity to the company his father set up coincides with artistic director Adrian Noble's announcement that the RSC aims to forge closer West End links. The high-profile Constant Wife earmarks Hall as serious competition.




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