Beware the gossips! Lady Sneerwell and her hireling Snake are certainly up to no good in this timeless send-up of hypocritical manners. Thanks to their scandal-mongering, the comely Lady Teazle must fend off the slanderous barbs that have caught the ear of her elderly husband - as well as every other gossip in London! What follows is a torrent of mistaken identities and sex-crazed scheming in which the upper classes have never looked so low class.
A L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring (in alphabetical order):
Stuart Bunce as Charles Surface;
Jane Carr as Mrs. Candour;
John H. Francis as Rowley/Others;
Henri Lubatti as Snake/Moses/Others;
Christopher Neame as Sir Oliver Surface;
Moira Quirk as Maria/Maid;
Julian Sands as Joseph Surface;
Susan Sullivan as Lady Sneerwell;
Tara Summers as Lady Teazle;
Simon Templeman as Sir Peter Teazle;
James Warwick as Crabtree/Others;
Matthew Wolf as Sir Benjamin Backbite.
Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in January, 2011.