The Philadelphia Story

Talisman Theatre and Arts Centre

Barrow Road, Kenilworth CV8 1EG

Monday 5th - Saturday 10th February


A comedic tale of love, secrets, and self-discovery.

by Philip Barry

The Philadelphia Story

Step into the glamour of 1940s Philadelphia high society in ‘The Philadelphia Story,’ as Tracy Lord’s wedding plans take a comedic turn when her ex-husband and journalists enter the scene.

Amid misunderstandings and romance, the play delves into class, love, and self-discovery. Witty dialogue, elegant settings, and timeless humour promise a sparkling night of entertainment.

Join us for a charming journey of laughter, secrets, and transformation that unveils the true selves of captivating characters.

Don’t miss this classic tale’s enchanting revival at the Talisman Theatre.

This amateur production of “The Philadelphia Story” is presented by arrangement with
Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

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Tickets are available via the online booking system with concessions available for full time students, those in receipt of a pension, Talisman members and group bookings (for parties of 10 or more).

Talisman Theatre and Arts Centre
Barrow Road, Kenilworth CV8 1FN




Tracy Lord – Gwen Davis

Dinah Lord – Alex Newman

Sandy Lord – Glen Guyver-Fletcher

Margaret Lord – Kathy Buckingham-Underhill

Seth Lord – Colin Ritchie

Uncle Willie – Neil Vallance

Mike  – Mark Oram

Liz –  Eleanor Lake

Dexter – Adam Turner

Kittredge – Dai Rees

Thomas – Brian Goredema-Braid

Elsie – Jill Laurie


Stage Manager – Corrina Jacob

Assistant Stage Manager – Emi Burrows

Set design – Jeevan Nangla

Props – Maurice Smith

Wardrobe – Rosie Gowers

Sound – Colin Thomas

Lighting – Steve Roberts & Katy Hawke

Publicity – Sharon Sully & Kim Arnold


Why wouldn’t you want to recreate the elegance of 1940s America.  The clothes, the styles the glamour of Hollywood stars!

Here was an opportunity to take the play that two very successful films, had been made from and put it on our stage and that’s what we’ve done.

I’ve always enjoyed the American ‘screwball’ comedies of Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant and now here’s my take on them.  We dip into an affluent lifestyle and realise that money doesn’t always make you happy, it’s love – although money helps!  As the song says ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’

It’s been a pleasure seeing this all unfold before my eyes and I hope you get as much enjoyment out of watching as I have directing it.

Graham Buckingham-Underhill