Blue Sky Theatre Productions

The School for Scandal

The School for Scandal in the garden
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
January 12 – February 3, 2018

No-one escapes the gossips!

In 2018 Blue Sky Theatre Productions presented a new version of Sheridan’s classic The School for Scandal.

Set in Summer 1955, the idle rich are superficial yet sparkling, drinking Pimms and playing croquet on the lawn.

But traditions are being challenged by Bill Hayley’s rock and roll, and the rebellious James Dean. The tabloids could ruin your reputation, and behind the veneer of respectability, hypocritical scandal-mongering is the currency of London Society.

Among the targets are two brothers; Charles, a loveable rogue who has gambled away his fortune, and Joseph, a sanctimonious, two-faced MP. While they compete to win Maria’s heart, they’re unaware their wealthy uncle is testing them to determine who deserves his inheritance.

Lady Sneerwell and her snake-like assistant are up to no good and the comely Lady Teazle must fend off the slanderous barbs that have caught the ear of her elderly husband. The over-truthful Mrs Candour and gossip columnist Ben Backbite can’t get enough of the salacious stories of deception and double-dealing.

January and February were full of laughs and intrigue in four glorious garden settings under the stars.

Keep up to date

Keep up to date about tickets and shows by joining our e-mail list. It’s easy.

(And we promise we won’t bombard you.)