Beware the gossips! Lady Sneerwell and her hireling, Snake, are certainly up to no good in this timeless send-up of hypocritical manners. Thanks to their scandal-mongering, the comely Lady Teazle must fend off the slanderous barbs that have caught the ear of her elderly husband - as well as every other gossip in London! What follows is a torrent of mistaken identities and sex-crazed scheming in which the upper classes have never looked so low class.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring (in alphabetical order): Stuart Bunce as Charles Surface, Jane Carr as Mrs. Candour, John H. Francis as Rowley/Others, Henri Lubatti as Snake/Moses/Others, Christopher Neame as Sir Oliver Surface, Moira Quirk as Maria/Maid, Julian Sands as Joseph Surface, Susan Sullivan as Lady Sneerwell, Tara Summers as Lady Teazle, Simon Templeman as Sir Peter Teazle, James Warwick as Crabtree/Others, and Matthew Wolf as Sir Benjamin Backbite. Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in January 2011.