Charley's Aunt

Charley's Aunt is a farce in three acts written by Brandon Thomas. It broke all historic records for plays of any kind, with an original London run of 1,466 performances

Charley Wykeham and Jack Chesney, undergraduates at Oxford University, need a chaperon so they can entertain Amy Spettigue and Kitty Verdun, the niece and ward of Stephen Spettigue, an Oxford solicitor. When Charley receives word from his guardian that his aunt, Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez, a rich widow from Brazil whom he has never met, is coming to visit him, they invite Amy and Kitty to lunch to meet her. But when the aunt's visit is delayed they persuade their friend Lord Fancourt Babberly to impersonate her. The plan starts to unravel when the really Donna Lucia turns up with her ward Ela Delahey who Babberly fell in love with over the summer. Add to this the arrival of Jacks father and Mr Spettigue who both try to woo a different Donna Lucia.

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