This classic comedy ran for 1,466 performances when it opened in 1892 and it has been delighting audiences ever since. It’s a lively romp about two young Oxford students in need of a chaperone so they can invite their young ladies to tea. When the millionaire aunt who was to serve this purpose cancels out on her visit, they enlist a fellow undergrad to impersonate her, and from there, the hilarity never stops. After the real aunt turns up, the comic confusion deepens, but in true comedic tradition, obstacles are overcome and a little ingenuity brings happy endings for all. Fun, wit, and slapstick comedy at its best.
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