Rose Trelawny's love of the stage is only to be expected. Raised since birth by the thespians of the Wells Theatre Company, her adopted family consider her the brightest star of them all. But when she falls in love with her stage door suitor, Arthur, his snobby aristocratic family don't think much of her airs & graces. Rose gives up her acting career to be with the man she loves, but finds life as a lady more than a little dreary.
Written by the 19th century dramatist, Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, his comedy, Trelawny Of The Wells has been brought back to the theatre by Joe Wright. Although best known as the director for award winning films such as Anna Karenina, Atonement, and Pride & Prejudice, he has now stepped onto the stage, bringing with him the enchantment, vivaciousness, melodrama, and the 'irrepressible joy' of this original Victorian production.
Playing at the Donmar Warehouse until the 13th April, Trelawny of The Wells is a good choice for those on a budget. If you don't mind standing, you can gettickets for £7.50. For those with a bad back, seats start from as little as £10, which is little more than your average cinema ticket; even seats in the stalls are only £35, so it is an affordable evening out for the family.