Alan Ayckbourn’s latest play, Family Album, opens tonight at The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere for its final week of performance.
The playwright’s 87th work can be seen at the venue in the Lake District until Saturday 5 November – which marks the end of the tour of the world premiere production of the play.
Family Album tenderly chronicles the trials, tribulations and temptations of three generations of one family across 70 years in the same home. It stars Elizabeth Boag, Georgia Burnell, Tanya-Loretta Dee, Antony Eden and Frances Marshall. Alan Ayckbourn directs the play.
In 1952, housewife Peggy (Georgia Burnell) and RAF veteran John (Antony Eden) as they proudly move into the first home they can really call their own; in 1992, daughter Sandra (Frances Marshall), frantically negotiating the challenges of a 10-year-old’s birthday party without her AWOL husband; and – in 2022 – grandaughter Alison (Elizabeth Boag) and her partner Jess (Tanya-Loretta Dee), finally escaping the house she has somewhat unwillingly inherited.
Family Album is designed by Kevin Jenkins with lighting design by Jason Taylor. Sound Design is by Alan Ayckbourn with Paul Stear as Associate Sound Designer. Casting is by Sarah Hughes CDG.
Tickets and further details for Family Album can be found at the Old Laundry Theatre website by clicking here.
Family Album is also currently streaming via the SJT website. The film was captured during its initial run at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, and can also be seen until Saturday 5 November. Tickets are priced at £16 and available from the SJT website.