Miles Malleson’s Yours Unfaithfully Tickets
Miles Malleson’s Yours Unfaithfully, an “un-Romantic Comedy,” tells the story of a married couple who explore an open marriage in 1930s England.
The play was published in 1933 in England, but has never been produced. The current off-Broadway production will be the world premiere of the play, 83 years after it was written!
More Information about Yours Unfaithfully Off-Broadway
The play tells the story of Stephen, a “writer who isn’t writing,” and his wife Anne. When Stephen begins to sink into depression and moodiness, Anne suggests a “fresh spark” to pull him from his funk. Yours Unfaithfully explores the impact of that decision, as well as the themes of marriage, generosity, sacrifice, and love.
While Yours Unfaithfully has never been produced, it did receive some reviews upon its publication in 1933. Famed philosopher and Nobel Prize winner Bertrand Russell wrote of the play:
[Yours Unfaithfully is] the best play that Mr. Malleson has hitherto produced, both because it is well constructed and moves with great sureness, and also because it is quite free from all taint of propaganda… The subject is treated delightfully, with humor and kindliness and without any dogmatic conclusion. The characters behave as real people do behave, and not according to some convention of the theatre.
The Observer called the play “vivacious and intelligent.”
Cast and Crew
Yours Unfaithfully was written by Miles Malleson and is directed by Jonathan Bank. It stars Max von Essen as Stephen Meredith, Todd Cerveris as Dr. Alan Kirby, Mikaela Izquierdo as Diana Streatfied, Elisabeth Gray as Anne Meredith, and John Hutton as Gordon Meredith.
Malleson (25 May 1888 – 15 March 1969) was best known during his life as an actor and screenwriter, especially for his appearances in British comedy films. His best-known roles were as the Sultan in 1940’s The Thief of Bagdad, the hangman in 1949’s Kind Hearts and Coronets, and Dr. Chausuble in Anthony Asquith’s 1952 film version of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
Buy Tickets for Yours Unfaithfully at The Beckett Theatre Off-Broadway
Previews for Yours Unfaithfully begin December 27, 2016; the play opens officially on January 26, 2017 and runs through February 18.
Yours Unfaithfully plays at The Beckett Theatre (Theatre Row):
410 West 42 Street
New York, New York
OnBroadway.com has tickets for every performance of Yours Unfaithfully, with discounts available by using the promo code SaveOnBroadway.