The 1920s London Theatre World sets the stage for this sparkling and witty drama!
In London's West End, the 1920s are one long and glittering post-war celebration. Nightlife fills society restaurants and the theatre business is booming. The spirit of the age creates stars whose social escapades seem as daring as their dramatic roles.
This Masterpiece Theatre presentation, created by playwright Rosemary Anne Sisson (Upstairs, Downstairs, A Town Like Alice, The Six Wives of Henry VIII), shows the public triumphs and behind-the-scenes traumas that are all part of one family's flamboyant life in the theatre.
Since the 1890s, Charles and Lydia Brett have been the reigning luminaries of the West End stage. They are fiercely competitive, with a sophistication, charm and drop-dead chic that makes them the darlings of London's theatre world. Sparkling with wit and period style,The Bretts recaptures the glamour and grit, the vanities and the gifts of the dramatic artiste in the days when moving pictures learned to talk and the theatre was home to a host of rising stars.
Includes 19 episodes, including 7 previously unreleased.