The Philadelphia Story comes to the Talisman Theatre - The Leamington Observer

The Philadelphia Story comes to the Talisman Theatre

GLAMOUR is coming to the Talisman Theatre stage with The Philadelphia Story.

Philip Barry’s romantic comedy invites audiences to step into the glamour of 1940’s Philadelphia high society.

Tracy Lord’s wedding plans to George Kittredge take a comedic turn when her ex-husband Dexter Haven enters the scene with journalist Macaulay Connor to report on the society wedding of the year.

Amid a backdrop of misunderstanding, this journey of self-discovery delves into the American class system, love, and, of course, romance while Tracy must decide who she truly loves.

The Philadelphia Story was a box office hit when the film was released in the UK in 1941, starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart. And the timeless story and memorable characters continue to charm and entertain audiences to this day.

Bringing these iconic roles to the Talisman stage are Gwen Davis as Tracy Lord and Adam Turner as Dexter Haven, after their performances in last summer’s acclaimed production of ‘Pride & Prejudice’, and Mark Oram as Macaulay Connor who appeared in ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’. Making his Talisman debut is Dai Rees, who takes on the role of George Kittredge.

Director Graham Buckingham-Underhill said: “Why wouldn’t you want to recreate the elegance of 1940s America? The clothes, the styles, the glamour of Hollywood stars. I’ve always enjoyed the American ‘screwball’ comedies of Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant and now here’s my take on them. We dip into an affluent lifestyle and realise that money doesn’t always make you happy, it’s love – although money helps. As the song says ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’”

The Philadelphia Story runs from Monday February 5 to Saturday February 10.

For tickets visit or call the box office on 01926 856548.

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