Award-winning director Howard Davies stages Chichester’s new production of Somerset Maugham’s For Services Rendered with a distinguished cast.
The 1932 drama is considered to be one of 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 noted 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 stars as 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 who last appeared at Chichester in Private Lives, plays Wilfred. Other credits include The Hard Problem, The White Guard and Gethsemane (all for the National Theatre).
The remaining cast is: Sam Callis (Hay Fever, The Importance of Being Earnest); Simon Chandler (Red Velvet at the Tricycle Theatre); Nick Fletcher (A Doll’s House); Stella Gonet; Jo Herbert; Yolanda Kettle; Joseph Kloska; Justine Mitchell and Matilda Ziegler.
For Services Rendered is at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester from July 31 – September 5.