Relatively Speaking 2023 Tour

More details have come to light regarding the 2023 UK tour of Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy Relatively Speaking.

The tour, announced earlier this year by Theatre Royal Bath, will launch on 12 January and currently has announced venues until March.

The production stars Liza Goddard as Sheila, Steven Pacey as Philip and Antony Eden as Greg – the final cast member playing Ginny has not yet been announced. All three announced actors have performed with Alan Ayckbourn in either world or West End premieres of his work.

The production is directed by Robin Herford, who is considered one of the best directors of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays having worked closely with the playwright both as actor, director and co-Artistic Director during the 1970s and 1980s.

Relatively Speaking premiered at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1965 as Meet My Father. In 1967, it opened in the West End as Relatively Speaking and was Alan Ayckbourn’s break-out hit. The play is one of the most revived and performed of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays.

The plot revolves around Ginny going to the house of her older lover in order to end a relationship and retrieve some compromising letters. Matters are complicated when her current partner also turns up at the house and meets the wife of the lover, believing her to be Ginny’s mother, leading to misunderstanding and confusion.

The Relatively Speaking 2023 tour will visit the following venues:

12 – 21 January: Theatre Royal Bath (click here)

24 – 28 January: Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham (click here)

31 January – 4 February: His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (click here)

7 – 11 February: Cambridge Arts Theatre (click here)

14 – 18 February: Devonshire Park Theatre (click here)

21 – 25 February: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (click here)

7 – 11 March: Malvern Theatres (click here)

Further details and information are expected to be announced soon, watch this space for details.

To find out more about Relatively Speaking and its history, visit the in-depth play section at Alan Ayckbourn’s Official Website by clicking here.

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