Misalliance: Orange Tree Theatre – from 7 Dec

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Misalliance is playing at Orange Tree Theatre: 7 Dec – 20 January.

In Misalliance, a group of people are gathered at a large country house, hosted by Hypatia Tarleton, who longs for adventure but is engaged to the clever but immature aristocrat, Bentley Summerhays. When Lina Szczepanowska, a Polish daredevil pilot arrives, her vitality inflames the men in the group. An uninvited guest arrives, intent on killing Hypatia’s father. By the end of the day there are eight marriage proposals – but are any of them a good alliance? George Bernard Shaw’s 1910 comedy looks at why men think they want an obedient partner, but hanker after a strong woman…
Orange Tree Theatre. Box office: 020 8940 3633. Tickets £15 orangetreetheatre.co.uk

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