Making Dickie Happy

Written by Jeremy Kingston Directed by Robert Gillespie “A witty collision of characters in a sugar-spun comedy” – Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph “Kingston’s imagination has run wild and witty in his brooding comedy of love and misunderstanding” – Nicholas de Jongh, The Evening Standard “Jeremy Kingston’s wonderfully witty and wily play….which ingeniously uses bizarre […]


Making Dickie HappyWritten by Jeremy Kingston
Directed by Robert Gillespie

“A witty collision of characters in a sugar-spun comedy” – Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph

“Kingston’s imagination has run wild and witty in his brooding comedy of love and misunderstanding” – Nicholas de Jongh, The Evening Standard

“Jeremy Kingston’s wonderfully witty and wily play….which ingeniously uses bizarre biographical facts, is a tart, entertaining disquisition on “the marrying kind” – The Independent

On the rare occasions when love deigns to come our way, it is the frenzy to have some one person in particular walk beside us: eat, drink, talk, listen, laugh, sleep, fart alongside. That is not what marriage is about, after the first few months of careful rapture. From rapture to rupture unless, dear Dickie, gazing upon your perfect lawn, you recognise that other grass is just as green and fragrant.

Making Dickie Happy looks at the brittle, brilliant world of England’s literary and social elite in the 1920’s. Featuring the young Noel Coward and Lord Louis “Dickie” Mountbatten alongside celebrated writer Agatha Christie, this delightful comedy examines relationships, marriages, engagements and promises of some of the greatest writers and socialites of the time.

First performed in 2004 to much acclaim and revived in 2013 in the West End, a mere stone’s throw from Christie’s The Mousetrap, Jeremy Kingston’s script evokes the brittle, brilliant world of England’s literary and social elite in this high class period comedy.


Past Productions
  • The Red Baron
    Shaw's Women
    Oedipus Retold
    Making Dickie Happy