Alan Ayckbourn’s classic 1965 comedy Relatively Speaking opens tonight at the Theatre Royal Bath before embarking on a UK tour.
This new revival of the play stars Liza Goddard, Steven Pacey, Olivia le Anderson and Antony Eden and is directed by the acclaimed Ayckbourn director Robin Herford.
First performed in 1965 at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, before going on to become Alan Ayckbourn’s break-out West End play in 1967, Relatively Speaking sees a young woman heading to the house of her older lover to retrieve some incriminating letters. But her boyfriend turns up first at the house, believing it to be where her parents live leading to confusion, chaos and laughter.
Relatively Speaking is directed by Robin Herford with set & costume design by Peter McKintosh, lighting design by Jason Taylor, sound design by Mike Walker with Imy Wyatt Corner as Assistant Director.
Relatively Speaking is running at the Theatre Royal Bath from 12 – 21 January and tickets are priced from £28. They can be booked via the theatre’s website www.theatreroyal.org.
Relatively Speaking will then go on tour visiting: Cheltenham Everyman (24 Jan – 28 Jan); His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (31 Jan – 04 Feb); Cambridge Arts Theatre (7 Feb – 11 February); Eastbourne, Devonshire Park Theatre (14 Feb – 18 Feb); Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford (21 Feb – 25 Feb); Malvern Theatre (7 – 11 March).
More dates are expecteded to be announced soon and you can find out all the latest news on the News & What’s On page at Alan Ayckbourn’s Official Website here.