Harvey  
Harvey

by Mary Chase

Directed by Andy Marchant

Evenings at 7.30
Tuesday 6th - Saturday 10th February
Matinée at 3.00
Saturday 10th February

The Tower Theatre performing at Theatro Technis, Camden

Veta Louise Simmons lives with her brother, Elwood, in the house bequeathed to him by their late mother. Veta and her daughter Myrtle Mae are aspirational social climbers but Elwood presents as a BIT OF A problem to this. Though he is pleasant and generous, he makes a habit of frequenting bars and befriending "unsuitable" people - the most unsuitable of all being Elwood's best friend, a 6 foot 3½ inch tall invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Harvey is both a screwball comedy rife with cases of mistaken identity AND awkward situations with embarrassing relations and a witty and cynical satire about coping with mental health and coping with people coping with it. At its heart though it asks whether it is better to be oh so clever or oh so kind - and whether a rabbit has the answer!



Cast List

Elwood P. Dowd : Jonathan Wober
Veta Louise Simmons : Sarah Ellis-Jones
Myrtle Mae Simmons : Aimee Schmidt
Dr Chumley : Michael Mayne
Dr Lyman Sanderson : Neil Forster
Nurse Ruth Kelly : Emily Carmichael
Wilson : Matthew Pert
Judge Omar Gaffney : John McSpadyen

Other parts to be cast shortly

 

Production Team

Director : Andy Marchant
Lighting Design : Adam Taylor
Sound Design : Robert Irvine
Assistant Director : Francesca Wing