Full Length Play
Time Period - 1990s, 1980s
Settings Of Play - A Devon cottage in England.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre
Here is a hilarious look at the artistic pretensions of the young and the rich that charts a decade in the life of a London family transplanted to an idyllic country setting. A literary agent and his wife buy a Devon cottage where she can write, children will be happy, and they can relax. Into their world walks the local vicar a classically comic character who tends their magnificent garden and their emotional if not spiritual needs as the outside world intrudes with failure and disillusionment.
"Vibrant...Full of quiet strengths and gentle virtues that can make it an absorbing and moving experience...Wonderful comedy." - New York Daily News
"This fascinating play, his best in years, contains moments of hilarious comedy and others of bleak domestic tragedy." - London Daily Telegraph
"A subtle and moving play." - London Guardian
Hidden Laughter was first presented by Michael Codron in 1990 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. It was directed by Simon Gray. The play recieved its American premiere at Hartford Stage Company under artistic director Mark Lamos in 1992. It was directed by Mark Lamos.