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RUMOUR HAS IT
In a society awash in gossip, rumours and backbiting, an
uncle arrives home in disguise to test the worthiness of his nephews – but
truth has a way of tumbling out in this hilarious, fast-paced comedy.
The hypocritical Joseph Surface and society gossip Lady Sneerwell conspire to slander Joseph’s prodigal but honest brother Charles, hoping to discredit him in the eyes of Maria, wealthy ward of Sir Peter Teazle.
The newly married Sir Peter, meanwhile, is dismayed by his flighty young bride’s association with the scandalmongers. But more than one pair of eyes are opened when the brothers’ uncle, Sir Oliver, dons his own masks of deception in order to discover the truth.
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director Antoni Cimolino
Production support is generously
provided by M. Fainer, by Drs. M.L. Myers & the late W.P.
Hayman and by the Tremain family.
Support for the 2017 season of the Avon
Theatre is generously provided by the Birmingham family.
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