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Relatively Speaking Main House

Relatively Speaking PosterBy Alan Ayckbourn 

17 – 27 September 2003 at 7.30pm

Matinees:  Sat 20 & Sun 21 at 2.30pm

Audio Described Performance: Thurs 25 at 7.30pm

No Perf: Monday 22

No Hidden Meanings

September 17th see the opening of this play in the Main House.  Ayckbourn has a strong reputation for writing comedy and Relatively Speaking ranks highly among his long list of plays.

To date, Ayckbourn has written more than 60 plays and 17 of these were in print when Stephen Joseph suggested he should write "the well made play". Relatively Speaking was the result.

In a recent interview Ayckbourn commented that the death of all plays is scholastic analysis, and that academics are always finding meanings in plays that don't exist.  You can be assured that Relatively Speaking has no hidden meanings - no attempt to change opinion on colour, creed or politics.  However, we can guarantee an evening of relaxed enjoyment filled with laughter that you will enjoy time and again when you recall and relate to your friends the evening you spent with Ayckbourn at The Crescent.

In the play, Greg thinks Ginny has another man in her life. He wonders about her plan to ‘visit her parents’ and decides to follow her. Ginny is going to see her decidedly older lover, but when Greg meets the lover and his wife, he thinks they are Ginny’s parents, but nobody is telling the truth and hilarious complications ensue.

All you need do is turn up at the box office, buy a ticket and sit back and enjoy it.

Allan Saville

Production photographs below

Cast:  Andrew Butterworth (Greg), Katherine Jones (Ginny), Tim Daniels (Philip) and Jo Thackwray (Sheila)

Greg Ginny Philip Sheila

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