Welcome Home, Captain Fox!
Previews from 18 February
By Anthony Weigh
Director: Blanche McIntyre
Cast includes: Francesca Annis, Michelle Asante, Barnaby Kay, Rory Keenan, Katherine Kingsley, Trevor Laird and Fenella Woolgar
It’s the legendary hot summer of 1959 and while the Cold War rages and America tunes into I Love Lucy!, Captain Jack Fox, believed missing in action in the fields of France 15 years before, is about to be reunited with his family in The Hamptons.
But is this really Jack Fox? And if it isn’t, who is this man? And why are there 22 other families so intent on claiming him as their own?
Based on Jean Anouilh’s hit 1937 play, Le Voyageur Sans Bagage, Welcome Home, Captain Fox! is a sparkling comedy of identity, lost and found. Playwright Anthony Weigh updates Anouilh’s riotous family drama to a long, hot summer, on the very tip of Long Island, in the America of the late 1950’s.