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Bill Kenwright presents ROBERT DAWS, CAROLINE LANGRISHE, MATTHEW COTTLE, SARA CROWE, CHARLIE BROOKS, LEON OCKENDEN in

How The Other Half Loves

by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Alan Strachan

2 - 7 October 2017

How The Other Half Loves

How The Other Half Loves

How The Other Half Loves

How The Other Half Loves

How The Other Half Loves

How The Other Half Loves

How The Other Half Loves

How The Other Half Loves

Overview

THE SMASH HIT COMEDY DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

Following its critically acclaimed West End revival at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious tale of matrimonial mishaps and London’s funniest comedy of 2016 embarks on a national tour.

As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses’ intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary Featherstone become hopelessly stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery and with no idea as to how they’ve become involved. The plot culminates in two disastrous dinner parties on successive nights, shown at the same time, after which the future of all three couples seems in jeopardy…

The star cast includes leading stage and television actor Robert Daws, best known for the hit series The Royal, Outside Edge and Roger Roger, opposite Caroline Langrishe who starred in Lovejoy, Holby City and Judge John Deed; Matthew Cottle from the Bafta-nominated Game On who transfers direct from the West End production; Sara Crowe, whose West End credits include Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular and The Constant Wife but perhaps is best known for the huge British hit film Four Weddings and a Funeral; Charlie Brooks, who became everyone’s favourite villain as Janine Butcher in EastEnders, and Leon Ockenden, who currently plays Will Chatterton in Coronation Street.

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    4 Star Rating The company have squeezed the comic juice out of the play with stylish performances, masterful timing and polished stagecraft - StageTalk Magazine

    This production is a hoot! Largely due to the artistry of an all-star cast, slick, snappy direction by Alan Strachan and an excellent set. A spectacularly good production with its fine cast and that oh-so-hilarious dinner party - one of the funniest, cleverest pieces of theatre ever - TheatreBath

    An excellent production with guaranteed laughs from start to finish, the cast are superb and we enjoyed it hugely, one to be definitely recommended - What's On Bath

    The comedy in this play is made all the funnier the more truthful and realistic the acting, and this cast, directed with a great eye for detail by Alan Strachan, are all experts - Fine Times Recorder

    4 Star Rating Perfectly timed, sharply interpreted and skilfully directed ... as fresh and funny as when it was first presented in 1969 - Bristol Post

    4 Star Rating Timeless genius... it doesn't get much better than this - Daily Telegraph

    4 Star Rating One of the funniest shows ... comedy gold - The Times

    4 Star Rating Ingenious ... marvellous ... very funny  - Financial Times

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  • Cast

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    ROBERT DAWS, CAROLINE LANGRISHE, MATTHEW COTTLE, SARA CROWE, CHARLIE BROOKS, LEON OCKENDEN 

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  • Info

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    Times

    Monday - Wednesday 7.30pm
    Thursday - Saturday 8pm
    Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

    Running Time: tbc

    Prices

    Mon – Fri eves and Sat mat: £21/£26.50/ £28.50/ £31.50/ £33.50
    Sat eve: £23.50/ £27.50/ £29.50/ £32.50/ £35.50         Weds mat: £19.50/ £25/ £27/ £31/ £32 

     

    Please note: from Monday 24th April 2017, all prices in the Main House and Ustinov Studio incur a booking fee of £1.25 per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked. Please note all prices in the egg theatre incur a booking fee of 50p per ticket in addition to the advertised prices, regardless of payment method or amount of tickets booked.

    Please note the ticket price includes a £2 Building Levy. 

    Plus £1 postage

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