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:

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

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