"Over goblets of Douffet’s lovage-spiced concoction, the bond that brews between these two unlikely friends also intoxicates the audience." - Rena Archamwety, 77 Square

"... this was some of the best acting we've seen in Madison. Director Betty Diamond should be commended for summoning these wonderful performances. The characters' costumes, designer Raven Albrecht, were the icing on the cake." 

- Katie Reiser, Isthmus - The Daily Page

Lettice and Lovage

by Peter Shaffer

Directed by Betty Diamond

September 21 - October 6, 2012 in the Evjue Theatre


MTG presents Lettice and Lovage, the hit comedy by Peter Shaffer, author of Amadeus and Equus.  Lettice Douffet, a docent at Fustian House, one of England’s most boring historical homes, decides to liven up her tours by inventing wildly theatrical “histories,” thus coming to the attention of Lotte Schoen, an inspector of the Preservation Trust. The meeting of the imaginative Lettice and the seemingly conventional Lotte leads to a most unconventional -- and riotous -- friendship.


"An evening of enchantment and delight." -New York Post

"A celebration of the imagination, a celebration of the art of the theatre."-New York Daily News

"One of the sharpest, wittiest, most passionate and elegant plays of the year."-London Sunday Express


  • Allisanne Apple as Lettice Douffet
  • Judy Kimball as Lotte Schoen
  • John Jajewski as Bardolph