Last chance to see Design For Living


Directed by Anthony Page and starring Tom Burke, Lisa Dillon and Andrew Scott, the critically acclaimed Design for Living will complete its scheduled run at The Old Vic on 27 November 2010. Design for Living is a co-production with Nica Burns, Max Weitzenhoffer and Jay Harris.

A sexy, shocking stunner

The Sunday Times

A terrific evening, studded with clever moments… jokes rock the house… perfect

The Times

Anthony Pages superbly acted revival


Anthony Pages sublime production… A gorgeous evening; impure delight

The Observer

Originally written in 1932 to star Lynn Fontanne, Alfred Lunt and Coward himself, Design for Living is a witty observation on the nature of relationships as three audacious young lovers flirt with fame and success and discover its price. From 1930s bohemian Paris to the dizzying heights of Manhattan society, Gilda (Lisa Dillon), a vivacious interior designer, leads playwright Leo (Andrew Scott) and artist Otto (Tom Burke) on a merry dance of love, lust and betrayal. Pushed to a comical extreme, the only problem is that they love and lust after each other just too much.