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The Constant Wife - 18.04.02
The Constant Wife
The Constant Wife
spacer Our theatre critic Phil Willmott reviews A Constant Wife and - despite reservations - calls it "an entertaining night out"...
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Producer Bill Kenwright has assembled a star-studded cast for this fascinating revival of Somerset Maugham’s comedy about a wife with very modern opinions about marriage.

Jenny Seagrove plays Constance, who finds that although she still loves her husband she isn’t in love with him, and she rewrites the marital rules accordingly, including turning a blind eye to his affair with her best friend.

The acting is strident and the production rather obvious.

It’s a shame that director Edward Hall couldn’t have been a little more imaginative but Seagrove, Sara Crowe, Serena Evans, Lucy Fleming, Steven Pacey, Linda Thorson and Simon Williams all turn in comfortable star turns.

This play still has the power to provoke debate and it’s an entertaining night out.

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