Who is Sylvia?

Cast: 5f 6m

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Published in volume Who is Sylvia? and Duologue
First Staged:
Criterion Theatre, London, 1950

Who is Sylvia?

By Terence Rattigan
Published in volume Who is Sylvia? and Duologue

Obsessed with a girl called Sylvia, whom he kissed just once at a garden party when he was 17, Mark makes a habit of pursuing physically identical girls for the rest of his life - despite having a wife and growing son.

We meet him - and Oscar, his fellow philanderer - in 1917, again in 1929, and finally in 1950, each time in thrall to a different but identical 'Sylvia'...

Terence Rattigan's play Who is Sylvia? premiered in the West End in 1950, where it ran for over a year. It is probably Rattigan's bittersweet portayal of his father - and maybe of his own frustrated love life.

Cast: 5f 6m

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Published in volume Who is Sylvia? and Duologue

Also by Terence Rattigan:

Separate Tables
First Episode
The Browning Version
Harlequinade & All On Her Own
Flare Path
Love in Idleness/Less Than Kind
Ross
Rattigan's Nijinsky
The Deep Blue Sea
After the Dance
In Praise of Love
Duologue
Who is Sylvia? and Duologue
The Winslow Boy
French Without Tears (2015 edition)
Harlequinade
All On Her Own
Cause Célèbre
French Without Tears

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