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Freddie Fox, Tanya Reynolds and Greta Scacchi to star in this celebration of chaos and courtship

Orange Tree Theatre (OT) today announces the full cast for Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer. Artistic Director Tom Littler directs Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds as Charles Marlow and Kate Hardcastle, with David Horovitch and Greta Scacchi as Mr and Mrs Hardcastle, joined by Sabrina Bartlett, Richard Derrington, Guy Hughes, and Robert Mountford in this celebration of chaos and courtship. The production opens on 22 November, with previews from 18 November, and runs until 6 January 2024.

Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no fibs.

Christmas at Hardcastle Hall. David Horovitch and Emmy Award-winning Greta Scacchi play Mr and Mrs Hardcastle, who have rather different ideas of the perfect Christmas. She craves cool jazz and cocktails; he wants a warm fire and the company of his bookish daughter Kate. Kate Hardcastle can't wait to meet her intended fiancé, Charles Marlow, but when Marlow is stricken with nerves, Kate must act fast.  Meanwhile, confusion reigns. Kate's friend Constance is trying to steal her own diamonds to run off to France with her dim-witted beau, Hastings. Tony Lumpkin has tricked the visitors into believing that Hardcastle Hall is a pub. And Diggory (is rapidly proving to be the worst butler in the world.

OT Artistic Director Tom Littler (The Circle), with Francesca Ellis, directs an all-star cast in the 250th anniversary production of Oliver Goldsmith’s glorious comedy of misunderstanding. A riot of mistaken identities and marital mishaps is relocated to a 1930s country house world of Jeeves and Wooster.

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER:  18 November 2023 – 6 January 2024

Captioned Performance: Tue 12 Dec 7.30pm, Audio Described Performance: Mon 11 Dec 7.30pm

Further Information:  Orange Tree Theatre