Lisa Bowerman - The Roundabout
Fri, 19 Aug 2016
LISA BOWERMAN is currently rehearsing the role of Lady Kettlewell in Park Theatre's production of THE ROUNDABOUT.
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The Roundabout is a delightful comedy by one of Britain’s most prolific playwrights J.B. Priestley, beloved for such classics as An Inspector Calls and Time and the Conways. Described by The Spectator as "remarkably good entertainment," it has subsequently disappeared from view.
The Kettlewells are a dysfunctional family. Richard is an old Etonian whose business ventures are failing. Over one crowded weekend, his daughter Pamela, whom he hardly
knows, returns from Russia, a passionate communist; his ex-wife and mistress both turn up; and his butler has a big win at the races.
The Roundabout is a funny, touching, highly perceptive look at England in the 1930s, when it looked, just possibly, as if the social order might be changing.