Alan Ayckbourn’s latest play All Lies premieres next week at The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere.
Directed by the playwright himself, the play will be the highlight of The Old Laundry Theatre’s 30th anniversary season and opens on 5 May and runs until 21 May.
The play is a three-hander which centres on the relationship that develops between two people who accidentally meet at the Royal Opera House in the 1950s and who may not be being completely honest with each other about who they are…
“It’s a story about how we lie and how we backtrack and whether love can survive all the lies,” said the playwright. “It’s good fun. And which of us has not told white lies to our partner at some stage if only to impress them?”
This will mark the first time Alan Ayckbourn has premiered a play at the Old Laundry Theatre, although he has been a huge part of the theatre in the Lake District for the past three decades and directed the first production at the venue in 1992. He has toured and directed work at the venue practically every year since then.
Tickets for All Lies are on sale now and are priced at £27 with concessions available for Friends of The Old Laundry Theatre, students and children. A Dine Out ticket with a two course meal at The Old Laundry Theatre Bistro is also available. Tickets can be booked via The Old Laundry Theatre website here.
If you can’t make it to the Lake District to see the world premiere of the play, then All Lies is transferring to the east coast later in the summer when it will be playing at the Esk Vally Theatre, Glaisdale, near Whitby, from 4 – 27 August. Further details can be found at the theatres website here.
Further details about All Lies and The Old Laundry Theatre can be found at the theatre’s website www.oldlaundrytheatre.co.uk.