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FOR SERVICES RENDERED

By W Somerset Maugham

“An enthralling theatrical entertainment”
The Times ****
 
“...it is fuelled by such bitter passion that it still has the power to shock.” The Guardian  ****
 
“Its end is a perfectly judged moment of jaw-dropping black comedy.” The Sunday Times
 
“Hall has pieced together this inter-War world with the help of twelve incredibly strong and talented actors.” Rogues & Vagabonds

“Mr Hall has assembled a cast to die for, whose members manage to make the sometimes unlikely scenario ring true and occasionally produce scenes of shiver-making excitement.”  The Oxford Times

“Every minute is gripping.”
Newbury Theatre.co.uk

It is early autumn 1932 and tea is being served on the terrace of the Ardsley’s house in the picturesque English village of Rambleton. The sound of a game of tennis floats on the breeze as a house party gathers for the last time in the season. Desperate wives, bitter heroes and restless youth all combine to make a heady cocktail as Somerset Maugham brilliantly describes the desire and desperation which lie at the heart of a post-war, middle-class community.
 
For Services Rendered is Somerset Maugham at his sharpest, darkest and comedic best.
 
Director, Edward Hall, has brought together an experienced and accomplished cast to bring Maugham’s classic play to The Watermill stage:
 
Cast
Polly Adams  Charlotte Ardsley
Tom Beard  Collie Stratton
Richard Clothier  Sydney Ardsley
Lucy Fleming  Gwen Cedar
Christopher Good  Dr Prentice
Yvonne Riley  Gertrude
Olivia Llewellyn  Lois Ardsley
Abigail McKern  Eva Ardsley
John Nettleton  Leonard Ardsley
Issy van Randwyck  Ethel Bartlett
Simon Slater  Howard Bartlett
David Yelland  Wilfred Cedar

Tickets from £10.50 to £20
 
First Week Special
Wednesday to Friday all seats £10.50
 
RUNNING TIMES
Acts One & Two: 1hr 5mins
Interval:                  20 mins
Third Act:                 35 mins
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday matinées at 2.30pm
No matinée performance on Thursday 8 March
Saturday 14 April performances at 1.30pm & 6.30pm
Directed by Edward Hall
Designed by Francis O'Connor
Lighting by Oliver Fenwick
Sound by Chris Full