Love in Idleness at the Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Love in Idleness at the Apollo Theatre starring Eve Best.

Following spectacular reviews, Terence Rattigan’s brilliant comedy, Love In Idleness, directed by Trevor Nunn, transfers from the Menier Chocolate Factory into the West End.

Love in Idleness stars Olivier Award winner Eve Best as a mother torn between her lover (Anthony Head) and her only son (Edward Blumel).

Love in Idleness will play a limited 7 week run from 11 May 2017 until 1 July 2017 at the Apollo Theatre.


Returning from Canada after a four-year absence during the war, eighteen-year-old Michael is full of youthful ideology and leftist leanings. But he is shocked to find his widowed mother Olivia is now the mistress of cabinet minister Sir John Fletcher, enjoying a comfortable society life. When Michael and John clash, sparks fly and relationships are tested as everyone learns some difficult lessons in love.


The cast features Eve Best, Anthony Head, Edward Bluemel, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane.


Directed by Trevor Nunn with Set & Costume Design by Stephen Brimson Lewis, Lighting Design by Paul Pyant, Sound Design by Gregory Clarke and Projection Design by Duncan McLean


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Venue Information

Apollo Theatre

Address: Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176
Nearest car parks: Soho, Chinatown
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