2013-2014

RELATIVELY SPEAKING a comedy by Alan Ayckbourn

Ginny, after breaking up with her boss Philip, goes to his country home to get back some love letters. She tells her new boyfriend Greg that she is going to visit her parents. Greg secretly follows her, and for the rest of the afternoon there are two couples together in Philip's garden. Greg believes that Philip is Ginny's father and that Philip's wife, Sheila, is Ginny's mother. Philip mistakenly gets the idea that Greg is having an affair with his wife Sheila, and Sheila is led to believe that Ginny is nothing more than her husband's secretary. But for how long can the real nature of the relationships be disguised? This popular British comedy from 1967 is still considered to be Alan Ayckbourn's best crafted piece.  

 

                      

                                   James Walmsley and Jan Hirst

CREATIVE TEAM

Direction: Clifford Dean

Set Design: Mathias Wardeck

Set Design Assistance: René Ahnert

Costume Design: Patricia Royo

Lighting Design: Geoff Humphrys

Music Supervision: Paul Glaser

Stage Management: Justin Farrow and Rebecca Delmas

London Casting: Gordon Griffin MBE

RELATIVELY SPEAKING is presented by special arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd., London

CAST

GREG - Dale Monie

GINNY - Charlotte Croft

PHILIP - James Walmsley

SHEILA - Jan Hirst

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