Love In Idleness Eve Best and Anthony Head Apollo Theatre

Love in Idleness at the Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre, London

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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


★★★★★ Financial Times
★★★★★  Independent
★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ WestEndTheatre
★★★★  Observer
★★★★ Mail on Sunday

Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 1 July 2017
Important COVID entry requirements

You are required by law to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue, unless exempt or under 11 years of age.
Social distancing
You are required to keep distance from other audience members and the venue’s staff while inside this venue.
Covid safety
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests. This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

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Venue Information

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176

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