The Reluctant Peer

Touring version of the recently closed West End hit, retaining the same set and three of the same actors. Nine weeks at nine venues, followed by a seven-week summer break and then three weeks at Windsor.

Cast & Crew


John MacGibbons
June (Countess of Lister)
Lady Cleghorn
Lord Cleghorn
Molly (Dowager Countess of Lister)
Tony (Earl of LIster)


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Stage Manager (tour)
Stage Manager (Windsor)
Assistant Stage Manager (tour)
Assistant Stage Manager (Windsor)
Carpenter (Windsor)
Company Manager (tour)
Deputy Stage Manager (tour)
Deputy Stage Manager (Windsor)
Electrician (Windsor)
Miss Harriette Johns’ evening dress by
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Play description

Comedy turning on a Prime Minister’s resignation through illness and the requirement for his successor to renounce his peerage – echoing the situation faced in October 1963 by the playwright’s elder brother, Sir Alec Douglas-Home.


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