Sophie Thompson and Adrian Scarborough lead the cast of Nottingham Playhouse’s brand new adaptation of Alan Bennett’s comedy The Clothes They Stood Up In.
The new season of Nottingham Playhouse kicks off under the stars in September with hilarious comedy The Clothes They Stood Up In.
Adapted by Adrian Scarborough from the short story by Alan Bennett, the play tells the story of mild-mannered couple Maurice and Rosemary Ransome, whose night at the opera ends in shock, when they open their door to entrance to find their apartment completely empty.
From light bulbs to rugs to toilet paper, even their chicken casserole was stolen.
The Ransomes become detectives to try to find out who is behind this outrageous act, and why and how they did it. Along the way, they are forced to examine their lives as they are stripped of the material possessions that define us all. Should they rebuild their old life or start over?
The cast is completed by Ned Costello (Napoleon), Charlie de Melo (freshly released from his role as Imran Habeeb in coronation street) and Natacha Magigi (Anatomy of a Scandal).
In this bittersweet exploration of marriage, dreams and unlived lives, Adrian Scarborough’s adaptation brings Bennett’s hilarious story to life for the first time, capturing his signature wit of observation in this sweet and darkly surprising.
The clothes they stood in runs from Friday September 9 to Saturday October 1, 2022
Tickets from £10.50
Book here: https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events/the-clothes-they-stood-up-in/