How The Other Half Loves at The Mill at Sonning

Alan Ayckbourn’s classic 1969 comedy How The Other Half Loves has been announced as the summer production at The Mill at Sonning.

Robin Herford will direct the revival of one of the playwright’s most enduring and popular works, which will run from 10 August to 23 September.

Meet three married couples. The Fosters – Frank & Fiona. The Philips – Bob & Teresa. And The Featherstones – William & Mary.

Frank employs Bob and William. Fiona is having an affair with Bob. Teresa is suspicious of Bob, who covers up his adultery by shoving the blame onto his colleague William.

William suspects Mary is having an affair. Fiona, to ward off Frank’s questioning, tells him that she has been comforting Mary, who also suspects that William is having an affair… Got that?

Of course William & Mary are the innocent parties tangled in Fiona & Bob’s web of deceit. Who can imagine what complications and revelations will ensue?

Alan Ayckbourn is one of the UK’s most celebrated and successful playwrights and whose 88th and 89th plays will premiere during 2023. Robin Herford is an acclaimed director of the playwright’s work, having previously worked with Alan Ayckbourn as actor, director and Associate Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round, Scarborough.

The Mill at Sonning has frequently produced revivals of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays. It is a renowned dinner theatre venue and all tickets include the price of a two-course meal in the theatre’s restaurant.

How The Other Half Loves is running from 10 August to 23 September with performances on Wednesday to Saturday evenings. There are matinees every Saturday as well as on Thursdays until 31 August and on Sundays from 3 September.

Further details including ticket prices and how to book can be found at The Mill at Sonning website by clicking here.

This is the second major revival of How The Other Half Loves announced for 2023 as Salisbury Playhouse will also be producing the play from 9 February to 4 March, click here for details.

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