Chester Little Theatre’s latest production takes a hard look at marriage and sexual relationships.

Honour is written by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith whose style is witty, poetic, sometimes savage but never dull.

The story is about George and Honor, a couple who have apparently been successfully married for 32 years as they struggle with George’s sudden attraction to Claudia, a much younger woman, unhindered by marriage or relationships.

The play examines the fall-out from this affair on the wife, the husband, their 23-year-old daughter, Sophie and Claudia herself.

Importantly, each learns more about themselves, what they need from others and what responsibility they have for the outcome.

Rebecca Spaven playing Claudia and Laura Monkhouse playing Sophie in Honour at Chester Theatre Club
Rebecca Spaven playing Claudia and Laura Monkhouse playing Sophie in Honour at Chester Theatre Club
 

The play’s title is to do with Honor, the wife, but the audience is also invited to judge who maintains or loses honour as the story unfolds.

The cast is made up of two young women who are totally committed to their drama.

Laura Monkhouse shows mature talent despite her young years while Rebecca Spaven is looking to start a career in professional theatre.

The two older actors playing the husband and wife are both extremely experienced.

Chester Theatre Club welcomes Penelope Morris, who recently decided to join due to the Little Theatre’s high standards of production, while John Mackay has both acted in and directed many plays at the club.

The play is directed by Jane Barth.

This entertaining, moving and hard-hitting production concerns adult themes and contains some strong language.

Honour can be seen at the Little Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, on Saturday, March 15, then from March 17-22  at 7.30pm.

Tickets £8.50 and £7 concessions first Saturday, Monday and Tuesday evenings. Available from Ticketsource 0844 8700 887 or online at www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk.