Last Chance To See CAUSE CELEBRE at Old Vic London

Last Chance To See:


By Terence Rattigan 
Directed by Thea Sharrock 

Cause Célèbre, Terence Rattigan’s final play directed by Thea Sharrock and starring Niamh Cusack and Anne-Marie Duff, will end its scheduled run at The Old Vic on Saturday 11 June 2011.

“Crowning masterpiece of the Rattigan centenary” The Times
“Anne-Marie Duff is electrifying” Daily Telegraph
“This is a potent piece exceptionally well performed. A cause for celebration indeed.” The Mail on Sunday
“A real-life class act, seething with passion and repression” The Guardian

Cause Célèbre is based on the true story of Alma Rattenbury (Anne-Marie Duff) who was put on public trial in 1935 with her 18-year-old lover for violently killing her husband. Condemned by the public, more for her seduction of a younger man than for any involvement she may have had in her husband’s death, Alma’s fate is left in the hands of the socially and sexually repressed jury forewoman, Edith Davenport (Niamh Cusack). Through these two women, this powerful play examines the role of passion, guilt and loyalty in a study of 1930s English sensibilities.

The Old Vic,
The Cut,
London SE1 8NB
Box Office: 0844 871 7628
Book Online:

Mon–Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm.
TICKETS: £10, £15, £20, £27.50, £38.50, £48.50

The Aditya Mittal Under 25s Tickets 100 £12 tickets at all performances. Bookable in advance for the under 25s but tickets must be collected in person from the Box Office with proof of age.

Senior Citizens: Best available seats for £25 for matinee performances only, on Wed, Thu & Sat. Groups 10+: £10 off top 3 prices for Mon - Wed eves & Wed & Thu matinees School Groups 10+: £10 for Mon - Wed evenings and Wed & Thu matinees Disabled Patrons: Top 3 prices reduced to £21 for all performances

All concessions are limited and subject to availability. All 2010/11 ticket prices (apart from Aditya Mittal under 25s tickets & schools tickets) include a £1 restoration levy

Director Thea Sharrock
Designer Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting Bruno Poet
Music Adrian Johnston
Sound Ian Dickinson

CAST: Lucy Black, Timothy Carlton, Simon Chandler, Richard Clifford, Oliver Coopersmith, Niamh Cusack, Anne-Marie Duff, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Freddie Fox, Jenny Galloway, Patrick Godfrey, Nicholas Jones, Tommy McDonnell, Lucy Robinson, Tristan Shepherd, Richard Teverson, Sarah Waddell, Michael Webber and Tristram Wymark