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Love In Idleness

Following a sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Terence Rattigan’s brilliant comedy Love in Idleness transfers to the Apollo Theatre for 50 performances only. 

This brand new production marks Trevor Nunn's exciting return to Rattigan's work, following the huge success of Flare Path. 

Returning from Canada after a four-year absence during the war, eighteen-year-old Michael is full of youthful ideology and leftist leanings. But he is shocked to find his widowed mother Olivia is now the mistress of cabinet minister Sir John Fletcher, enjoying a comfortable society life. When Michael and John clash, sparks fly and relationships are tested as everyone learns some difficult lessons in love. 

Love in Idleness stars the Olivier Award winning Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Hedda Gabler and Nurse Jackie), Anthony Head (Six Degrees of Separation, Merlin and Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and Edward Bluemel (The Halcyon).

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase

When Can I Go

11th May - 1st July 2017

Thu 18 May 7pm Press Night


Shaftesbury Avenue, London


2hrs 45mins

1 interval - (15 mins)

Where Do I Go

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES. 

By Tube - Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)

By Bus -1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with your booking reference. 

If you choose collect at box office please print this and bring it with you on the day of the show a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. 

If you choose post - tickets are sent 5 days after purchase

Apollo Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Latest critic reviews

  • 31 March 2017

    "Rare Rattigan revival packs a considerable punch"

    The Stage

  • 31 March 2017

    "Best shines as a flirtatious widow in Trevor Nunn’s update of a Terence Rattigan rewrite"

    The Guardian

  • 31 March 2017

    "It brilliantly synthesises the two versions that exist of a play by Terence Rattigan"

    The Independent

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