WELCOME HOME, CAPTAIN FOX!
A new version of Jean Anouilh’s Le Voyageur Sans Bagage. By Anthony Weigh
18 February 2016 – 16 April 2016
‘What a hoot this is … an identity crisis comedy that seems the perfect thing for spring, a great way to shoo away the winter blues. What’s not to like?’
‘A riot of illusion and self-delusion … A witty, colourful update with top-rank comic acting’
‘Stylish and highly stylised … Quirky, cryptic and always engaging exploration of memory and identity’
It’s the legendary hot summer of 1959 and while the Cold War rages and America tunes into I Love Lucy!, Captain Jack Fox, believed missing in action in the fields of France 15 years before, is about to be reunited with his family in The Hamptons.
But is this really Jack Fox? And if it isn’t, who is this man? And why are there 22 other families so intent on claiming him as their own?
Based on Jean Anouilh’s hit 1937 play, Le Voyageur Sans Bagage, Welcome Home, Captain Fox! is a sparkling comedy of identity, lost and found. Playwright Anthony Weigh updates Anouilh’s riotous family drama to a long, hot Summer on the very tip of Long Island, in the America of the late 1950s.
in order of speaking
Gene Rory Keenan
Man in a White Coat/Uncle Job Daniel York
Mrs Marcee Dupont-Dufort Katherine Kingsley
Mr De Wit Dupont-Dufort Danny Webb
James Trevor Laird
Mrs Fox Sian Thomas
George Fox Barnaby Key
Juliette Michelle Asante
Valerie Fox Fenella Woolgar
Small Boy Kit Connor, Ilan Galkoff, Rory Stroud
Director Blanche McIntyre
Designer Mark Thompson
Lighting Designer Hugh Vanstone
Sound Designer Gregory Clarke