Last chance to see Cause Ce?le?bre
Cause Ce?le?bre, Terence Rattigans final play directed by Thea Sharrock and starring Niamh Cusack and Anne-Marie Duff, will end its scheduled run at The Old Vic on Saturday 11 June 2011.
Crowning masterpiece of the Rattigan centenary
Anne-Marie Duff is electrifying
This is a potent piece exceptionally well performed. A cause for celebration indeed
A real-life class act, seething with passion and repression
Cause Ce?le?bre is based on the true story of Alma Rattenbury (Anne-Marie Duff) who was put on public trial in 1935 with her 18-year-old lover for violently killing her husband. Condemned by the public, more for her seduction of a younger man than for any involvement she may have had in her husbands death, Almas fate is left in the hands of the socially and sexually repressed jury forewoman, Edith Davenport (Niamh Cusack). Through these two women, this powerful play examines the role of passion, guilt and loyalty in a study of 1930s English sensibilities.