Project Description


‘Imelda Staunton is sensational. Blisteringly funny’

Evening Standard


‘Staunton and Owen shine in Jonathan Kent’s assured and stylish production’

Sunday Telegraph


‘A tender yet often howlingly funny drama’

The Times


‘Imelda Staunton delivers a masterly performance in David Lindsay-Abaire’s class-infused drama’

Financial Times


‘Imelda Staunton is magnificent’



‘The acting is uniformly strong’

Daily Mail


‘A superbly acted production’



A cracking role Staunton fills to perfection



‘The script’s rare blend of pathos and satirical poise is perfectly realised in Jonathan Kent’s beautifully acted production’



‘Outstandingly well-acted’


In South Boston you’re starting on the wrong side of the tracks, so just making ends meet will require all the energy you can muster. And when sharp-tongued single-mother Margie loses yet another job she’ll do anything it takes to pay the bills. Hearing that an old boyfriend who has made good is in town, she decides to corner him – with unexpected results all round.


Writer – David Lindsay-Abaire
Director – Jonathan Kent
Designer – Hilegard Bechtler
Lighting Designer – Mark Henderson
Sound Designer – Paul Groothuis
Sound Associate – Daniel Higgott
Movement Director –
Dialect – Penny Dyer
Casting Director – Anne McNulty CDG
Additional Casting for West End – Anne Vosser
Assistant Director – Denni Sayers
Advertising & Marketing – AKA
Press & Publicity – Cornershop PR


Imelda Staunton
Lloyd Owen
Lorraine Ashbourne
Mathew Barker
Susan Brown
Angel Coulby

Noël Coward Theatre