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.

Love In Idleness

Love In Idleness

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). 

‘Witty… Marvellous… Perfection!’ Independent 

Love in Idleness will be playing at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue from 11 May to 1 July. To book your tickets (from £20) call 0330 333 4809 or go to

You could win a pair of Band A tickets to see Love in Idleness. For your chance to win just answer the following question: 

Which famous American TV show did Anthony Head star in?

A: Buffy The Vampire Slayer 

B: Friends 

C: Frasier 

D: Ally McBeal 

Terms and conditions: One winner will receive a pair of Band A tickets, valid for performances from 11 to 20 May, excluding the 18th May, subject to availability. No cash alternative. Travel not included.

Closing Date : 10th May 2017

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