Iconic 1930s American Comedy Opens at the Bridewell Theatre
Sedos presents a revival of the award-winning 1930s comedy You Can’t Take it With You at the Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street, from 10 - 14 April 2018. Written by popular comedy writing duo, Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, the play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was then adapted for the screen, winning the 1938 Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director. The play had a Tony award-winning revival on Broadway in 2014 starring James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne.
Set in the summer of 1938, New York City, You Can’t Take it With You introduces you to the Sycamores, an eccentric family who live life to the fullest by pursuing their passions – no matter how bizarre. Their routine is disrupted when their daughter Alice wants to bring her new fiancé and his ultra conservative Wall Street family home for dinner. The brusque Sycamores must straighten up to meet the new in-laws and despite all best-laid plans, mishaps and mayhem ensue.
Director Nick Mouton said: “You Can’t Take it With You is a good insight into American life in the 1930s, post the Great Depression. Wall Street is working hard to stabilise the market, there’s an increase in Russian emigration following the Revolution, and Franklin D Roosevelt has implemented his New Deal plans. This is then mixed with the fun-loving and unpredictable ways of the Sycamore family to create a madcap, idealistic and raucous comedy.
“The play is a strong statement about the dangers of being obsessed with making money, which ultimately led to the crash in 1929, and that you should live your life to the fullest rather than be held down by the mighty dollar.”
Since 2012 Sedos has been the resident theatre company at the Bridewell Theatre.
You Can’t Take it With You
Written by | MOSS HART and GEORGE S. KAUFMAN
Tuesday 10 to Saturday 14 April 2018
Evenings at 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
Bride Lane, off Fleet Street
London EC4Y 8EQ
Tickets: £11.50 - £18.50
Box office: www.sedos.co.uk
No booking fee.
Gala Night - Friday 13 April
Ticket includes a free glass of fizz, a show programme and a box of Essie Carmichael’s sweets.