Catch a Touch of the Sun
May 05, 2006
Following their highly successful tour of Jamaica Inn, Salisbury Playhouse presents A Touch of the Sun, N.C. Hunter's classic tale of a family split by riches and poverty, at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre from Tuesday 6 until Saturday 10 June.
A Touch of the Sun is directed by Joanna Read, and follows the success of her acclaimed and imaginative rivivals of Waters of the Moon and the UK premiere of Arthur Miller's Playing for Time. A West End hit in its original 1950's production, A Touch of the Sun provided a young Vanessa Redgrave wityh her London stage debut, appearing alongside her father, Michael.
Philip Lester is an ascetic, stick-in-the-mud, deputy head teacher at a school for boys of slow development. His passionate socialism translates into a hatred of all things materialistic, so when his wealthy brother and new sister-in-law invite his family to visit them at their villa in Cannes, Philip finds himself lost in the playground of the rich. He instantly disapproves of his fellow guests and him pompous moralising making him no friends. However, the rest of his family relishes their new environment. With his children empowered by their first taste of champagne and his wife simply by a taste for a better life, Philip is forced to reassess the importance of all that he holds in great esteem.
Cast includes: Giles Cooper, Caroline Head, Jonathan Keeble, Phillip Manikum, Jamie Newall, Ellie Piercy, Paula Stockbridge, Terry Taplin & Ian Targett.
To book tickets call the box office on 01483 440000 or visit www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.