Valentine Brown returns to the genteel surroundings of Quality Street after ten years of fighting Napoleon.
He hopes that the old life has waited, as in a sleep, to be resumed on the day of his return. He fails to realise the true, devastating, impact of his leaving on his friends, the Throssell sisters.
A case of mistaken identity soon throws the street into chaos and the gossips into overdrive: Who is the mysterious Miss Livvy? What is happening in the bushes at the party? Why would anyone want to learn algebra?
J.M. Barrie’s sparkling comedy about love and its loss was a smash hit on its London debut – so much so that it inspired the naming of a certain brand of chocolates, and characters from the play could be seen on the packaging until the early 2000s.