There's consternation at Marshwood House when the young Earl announces he is to marry a Hollywood film actress. But the family is well and truly flummoxed when it comes to light that the starlet’s sister is none other than Moxie, the Earl’s mother’s maid.
In an attempt to cope with this deeply embarrassing situation, Moxie is dressed up in her ladyship’s cast-offs as the aristocratic family endeavours to pass her off as one of their own.
Relative Values is one of Noël Coward’s most successful comedies. Set in the early 1950s, it's about the uproarious culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy.
If you like Downton Abbey you'll love this classy, stately home-set Brit-Yank predecessor to it almost as much as the performances of its stars, three of the UK's finest comic talents, Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner.
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(3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.