Harold and Maude
Equal parts dark comedy and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude is an idiosyncratic romantic fable told though the eyes of the most unlikely pairing: a compulsive, self-destructive young man and a devil-may-care, septuagenarian bohemian.
Dame Marjorie “Maude” Chardin (Olivier Award-winner Sheila Hancock), is a free spirit who wears her hair in braids, believes in living each day to its fullest, and “trying something new every day”. Harold Parker Chasen (Bill Milner) is an 18-year-old man who is obsessed with death, attends funerals of strangers for entertainment and stages elaborate fake suicides. Through meeting Maude at a funeral, he discovers joy in living for the first time. Harold and Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light along with ones that separate people by class, gender and age.
Sheila Hancock's final performance will be on 31st March. From 2nd April, Linda Marlowe will be assuming the role of Maude.
★★★★★ Rewrite this Story ★★★★★ Stage Review ★★★★★ London Theatre 1
★★★★ "Sheila Hancock could not be bettered as Maude in this stage adaptation of the cult film" Financial Times
"Bill Milner and Sheila Hancock’s layered, captivating performances at the heart of this off-kilter love story keep it as sweetly touching as it first was 47 years ago” Time Out
★★★★ Spy in the Stalls ★★★★ Pocket Size Theatre ★★★★ Jonathan Baz
★★★★ "Pure class. Director Thom Southerland has framed the production as a surrealist painting – and the details in Francis O’Connor’s set are meticulous" Johnny Fox
"The ace up its sleeve is the splendidly gangly and sweetly melancholy presence of Bill Milner – all spring-like fragility to his co-star’s wintry strength" The Telegraph
★★★★ Reviews Hub ★★★★ Theatre Monkey ★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ "Delightfully funny, a beautiful production... Sheila Hancock is stunning... she may be 85 but her performance is energetic and spectacular" Broadwayworld
The cast also includes: Anthony Cable (The Woman in White, Charing Cross Theatre), Rebecca Caine (Flowers For Mrs Harris, Crucible Sheffield), Christopher Dickins (Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre), Joanna Hickman (Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre), Samuel Townsend (84 Charing Cross Road, Cambridge Arts Theatre), Anne White (Love in the Past Participle, The Other Palace) and Johnson Willis (Dido Queen of Carthage, RSC).
Charing Cross Theatre’s artistic director Thom Southerland directs the production, with set design by Francis O’Connor, costumes by Jonathan Lipman, lighting by Matt Clutterham, sound design from Andrew Johnson and compositions by Michael Bruce.
*Please note that Sheila Hancock's final performance will be on 31st March. From 2nd April, Linda Marlowe will be assuming the role of Maude.
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