For Services Rendered cast now announced
FOR SERVICES RENDERED
By W. Somerset Maugham
Director Howard Davies
31 July – 5 September
Minerva Theatre, Chichester
Award-winning director Howard Davies stages Chichester’s new production of For Services Rendered with a distinguished cast.
This 1932 drama is considered to be one of W. Somerset Maugham’s greatest plays. It depicts a world where both men and women are struggling to adjust to life in the aftermath of World War One. Former soldiers face debt, redundancy and depression, while the choices available to women are equally limited.
Somerset Maugham was a distinguished novelist and short story writer as well as playwright, whose work includes Of Human Bondage, The Moon and Sixpence, and Cakes and Ale.
David Annen plays Dr Prentice. His credits include the Young Vic production of Ah! Wilderness, as well as The Master and Margarita and A Disappearing Number (both for Complicite).
Anthony Calf plays Wilfred. His Chichester credits include Private Lives (and West End), The Deep Blue Sea and Wallenstein. Other credits include The Hard Problem, The White Guard and Gethsemane (all for the National Theatre).
Sam Callis plays Howard. His credits include the West End production of Hay Fever, and The League of Youth and The Importance of Being Earnest (both for Nottingham Playhouse).
Simon Chandler plays Leonard. His credits include Red Velvet at the Tricycle Theatre (also West End and New York), as well as the films The Theory of Everything and The King’s Speech.
Nick Fletcher plays Collie. His credits include the Young Vic production of A Doll’s House (also West End and New York), as well as Treasure Island and The White Guard (both for the National Theatre).
Stella Gonet plays Charlotte. Her credits include Chichester’s acclaimed revival of Top Girls (also West End), Handbagged (Tricycle Theatre and West End), Hope (Royal Court Theatre) and Before the Party (Almeida Theatre).
Jo Herbert plays Ethel. Her credits include 3 Winters (National Theatre), Hello/Goodbye (Hampstead Theatre) and As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe).
Yolanda Kettle plays Lois. Her credits include Birdland and Anhedonia (both for the Royal Court Theatre) and Shutters (Park Theatre).
Joseph Kloska plays Sydney. His credits include Measure for Measure (RSC), The School for Scandal (Barbican Theatre) and The Vertical Hour (Royal Court Theatre).
Justine Mitchell plays Eva. Her credits include Mr Burns (Almeida Theatre), Man (Young Vic) and Children of the Sun (National Theatre).
Matilda Ziegler plays Gwen. Her credits include The School for Scandal (Barbican Theatre), Inadmissable Evidence and Machinal (National Theatre) and the West End production of An Inspector Calls.
Director Howard Davies’s numerous credits include award-winning productions of The White Guard, Mourning Becomes Electra and All My Sons (all for the National Theatre), The Iceman Cometh (Almeida Theatre and West End), and the original RSC production of Piaf (also West End and Broadway).
Design is by William Dudley, whose credits include Festival 2015’s The Rehearsal, as well as Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare’s Globe), Fortune’s Fool (Old Vic), The Winter’s Tale (RSC) and Uncle Vanya (The Print Room).
Lighting Design is by Mark Henderson whose Chichester credits include Gypsy, Sweeney Todd and Private Lives (all of which transferred to the West End) and ENRON (also Royal Court Theatre, West End, Broadway and tour), the West End production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as well as The History Boys and The Habit of Art (both for the National Theatre).
Sound Design is by Mike Walker whose Chichester credits include Taken at Midnight and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, both of which transferred to the West End. Other credits include Crazy for You,The Glass Menagerie, Caroline or Change (National Theatre), and Jerry Springer – The Opera (Battersea Arts Centre, Edinburgh Festival, National Theatre and UK tour) for which he won the first Olivier Award for Best Sound Design.
For Services Rendered is sponsored by SieMatic.
Director Howard Davies will be in conversation with novelist and CFT biographer Kate Mosse at a pre-show talk on Wednesday 5 August, 6pm. Tickets are free but booking is essential.
Meet some of the For Services Rendered company at a post-show talk hosted by writer Simon Brett on Monday 17 August.
Join the technical crew and creative team for a For Services Rendered Theatre Day offering insights and discussions about the making of the production on Thursday 3 September, 11am. Tickets £5.
The Legacy of Conflict is a panel discussion about the cultural impact of the Great War, and why it remains a divisive subject 100 years after the end of hostilities. The event takes place on Friday 4 September, 5.30pm, Minerva Theatre. Free, but booking is essential.
Return to Sender weaves together transcripts, postcards and stories from loved ones separated during World War One in a performance by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre members from Billingshurst satellite group. This will be staged on Saturday 19 September, 11am, Minerva Theatre. Tickets £5.
For Services Rendered is at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester from 31 July – 5 September. Evenings 7.45pm (except for Press Night, Thursday 6 August at 7pm), matinees 2.45pm. Tickets: Previews/Press Nights £20, £25, all other performances £25, £34. To book, go to cft.org.uk or contact the Box Office on 01243 781312.
Special Prices for 16 – 25s
An allocation of tickets for 16 – 25 year olds priced at just £8.50 for all performances of For Services Rendered will go on sale on 30 June. These may be booked on 01243 781312, online at cft.org.uk/850 or in person.
For Services Rendered
31 July – 5 September
Minerva Theatre, Chichester
The devastating consequences of World War One are explored in For Services Rendered, a Chichester production directed by Howard Davies, which features a distinguished cast.
Previews/Press Night: £20, £25
All other performances: £25, £34
16 – 25 year olds: £8.50 – on sale for all performances from 30 June