Greg only met Ginny a month ago but has already decided that she’s the girl for him. When she tells him that she’s going to visit her parents, he decides this is the moment to ask her father for his daughter’s hand. Discovering a scribbled address, he follows her to Buckinghamshire where he finds Philip and Sheila enjoying a peaceful Sunday morning breakfast in the garden, but the only thing is – they’re not Ginny’s parents.
Beautifully crafted, marvelously funny and charmingly English, Relatively Speaking was Alan Ayckbourn’s first great West End success and made him into a household name. When the show opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 1967, the critics heralded the arrival of a great new comic talent.
Felicity Kendal is one of the UK’s most popular actresses who rose to fame with her role in BBC television’s The Good Life, alongside Richard Briers, Penelope Keith and Paul Eddington. This will be the first time she has starred in a play by Alan Ayckbourn since the London West End premiere of The Norman Conquests in 1973.
Jonathan Coy’s many television credits include Rumpole, Hornblower, Brideshead Revisited, Downton Abbey and Foyle’s War. On stage he has starred in Nicholas Nickleby, Donkey’s Years and in the 2011 West End production of Much Ado About Nothing, with David Tennant.
Kara Tointon was recently on the West End stage in Pygmalion (alongside Rupert Everett) and Absent Friends. Her television credits include Dinotopia, Jonathan Creek, Bedlam, The Bill, EastEnders (multiple episodes), Dream Team and Harry and Cosh (multiple episodes), while her films include The Last Passenger, The Sweeney, The Football Factory and Never Play With The Dead.
Max Bennett’s theatre credits include Posh (Royal Court at Duke of York’s), In Basildon (Royal Court), Luise Miller (Donmar Warehouse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Headlong), Fabrication [Affabulazione] (The Print Room), Danton’s Death (National Theatre), Mrs Warren’s Profession (Comedy Theatre), Waste (Almeida), Romeo and Juliet (Theatre of Memory at Middle Temple Hall), Thyestes (BAC) and Finisterre (Theatre503). Films include Anna Karenina, The Sweeney, The Numbers Station, The Duchess and 99 Francs.
Running Time: 2 hours
Booking From: 14th May 2013
Booking Until: 31st Aug 2013
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Wednesday 5th December 2012