2010: Double Bills
Chichester Festival Theatre has a long history of staging double bills, and even triple bills: plays intended to be performed together or those brought together for a special purpose. Such linked productions are often performed by a single company of actors to emphasise thematic parallels or differences.
The 2010 season saw Sheridan's The Critic alongside Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound in the Minerva, bringing together two of the UK's most renowned comic playwrights writing two centuries apart. The two plays were performed with the same cast and one interval in between, featuring Una Stubbs, Nicholas Le Prevost and Richard McCabe, directed by Artistic Director Jonathan Church.
Other notable examples of double or triple bills in CFT's history include:
1965 & 2014 Miss Julie / Black Comedy starring Maggie Smith
1970 The Proposal / Arms and the Man
2011 The Deep Blue Sea / Nijinsky
2011 South Downs / The Browning Version in the Minerva
2016 Love's Labour's Lost / Much Ado About Nothing in association with the RSC
2016 Young Chekhov trilogy: Platonov / Ivanov / The Seagull
2018 random / generations in the Minerva