Casting announced for Before The Party

Date Posted: 16/01/2013

Principal casting has now been announced for Matthew Dunster’s production of Rodney Ackland’s Before The Party, running at the Almeida Theatre in London from 21st March until 11th May.

Stella Gonet, Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Whites) and Alex Price are amongst the cast members announced.

Based on a short story by Somerset Maugham, this production of Before The Party will be the first in over 25 years.

Synopsis of Before The Party

The war is over and the Skinner family are trying to return to normal. If only the blasted government weren’t such a nuisance about the rations and cook could get some more delicious delicacies.

With daughter Laura returned from Africa, widowed but not alone, the family prepare for the latest social gathering. Amidst the never-ending whirl of hats and dresses and below stairs skirmishes, Laura reveals a shocking secret that threatens to ruin more than one party on the climb to social success.

The Almeida Theatre runs a comprehensive package of discounted theatre tickets, in-school workshops, and a personal host for productions to answer any questions about the theatre or the show.

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