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Jonathan Hyde and David Bamber join the cast of TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT at Menier Chocolate Factory



MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Thursday 2nd May – Saturday 29th June

Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Wednesday 20th March for the Menier Chocolate Factory’s forthcoming production of Travels with My Aunt from 2nd May to 29th June, for a strictly limited 8 week season. Adapted for the stage by Giles Havergal and directed by Christopher Luscombe the cast features Jonathan Hyde and David Bamber.

Four actors play a host of characters in this anarchic comedy adapted from the novel by Graham Greene which tells the story of retired bank manager Henry Pulling, and his globetrotting adventures with his Aunt Augusta. From Brighton to Istanbul to Paraguay, the unlikely pair journey together discovering colourful characters and the possibilities that life conjures up in the most unusual of places.

Jonathan Hyde’s theatre credits include Jumpers, Sleep With Me, The Duchess of Malfi (National), King Lear, The Seagull, Romeo & Juliet (RSC), The Kings Speech (UK Tour & West End), Peter Pan (Kensington Gardens, O2, San Francisco & Orange County), Les Liasion Dangereuses  (Ambassadors) and Antigone (Old Vic).  On television he has been seen in Foyles War, Spooks and The Queen while his film credits include Tailor of Panama, The Mummy, Titanic, Anaconda, Jumanji and Richie Rich.

David Bamber’s theatre credits include Sweet Smell of Success (Arcola); Betty Blue Eyes (Novello), Absurd Person Singular (Garrick), Otherwise Engaged (Criterion); The Merchant of Venice (National), Real Inspector Hound / Black Comedy (West End Warehouse Production) and My Night With Reg (Royal Court). On television he has been seen in The Paradise, The Hollow Crown, Borgias and Psychoville. Film includes, Miss Potter, The Railway Children, Neville’s Island, My Night with Reg and High Hopes.

Featuring designs by Colin Falconer; lighting by Oliver Fenwick; sound by Gregory Clarke.

Tickets go on sale to general public 9am on Wednesday 20th March.


LISTINGS INFORMATION
Dates:           Thursday 2nd May – Saturday 29th June
                        Previews 2nd – 7th May
Press Night:   Wednesday 8th May at 8pm

Following the successful introduction of a dynamic pricing structure for Merrily We Roll Along, The Menier Chocolate Factory is pleased to continue with this flexible booking system for Travel with My Aunt. A range of prices are on offer, from discounted preview tickets to Premier seats, with the emphasis on ‘The sooner your book, the better the price’.

Tickets:            Go on sale to general public at 9am on Wednesday 20th March
Previews: £25 / Meal Deal £33 - A meal deal ticket includes a 2-course meal from the pre-theatre menu in the Menier Restaurant plus theatre ticket.
Book during period 20th – 28th March - valid all performances*
Standard reserved tickets £27.50 / Meal Deals £35.50 / Premium Seats £35.00 /
Concessions & Groups 8+ £27.50
                        Book during period 29th March – 1st May - valid all performances:
Standard reserved tickets £29.50 / Meal Deals £37.50 / Premium Seats £35.00/ Concessions & Groups 8+ £27.50
                        Book during period 2nd May – 29th June - valid all performances:
Standard reserved tickets £31.00 / Meal Deals £39.00 / Premium Seats £35.00/ Concessions & Groups 8+ £27.50

Performances: Tuesday - Saturday evenings, 8pm; Saturday & Sunday matinees, 3.30pm
Box Office:     020 7378 1713 (£2 transaction fee per booking)
Website:          www.menierchocolatefactory.com (£1 transaction fee per booking)
Address:          53 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU
Restaurant:      020 7234 9610
Transport:        London Bridge Tube, Borough High Street exit/ RV1 and 381 buses
                        On street parking after 6.30pm and all day Saturday & Sunday


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