The Girl Next Door

The RoundTheatre

World Premiere - Alan Ayckbourn's 85th full-length play.


Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn
Designed by Kevin Jenkins
Lighting Design by Jason Taylor
Carne Trust Associate Director Chelsey Gillard
Casting Director Sarah Hughes CDG

Key Cast:

Bill Champion
Linford Johnson
Alexandra Mathie
Naomi Petersen

Georgia Burnell
Michael Hobbs
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Eliza McClelland

Price: From £10

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4 June - 3 July 2021

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Summer 2020. Stuck at home with only his sensible older sister for company, veteran actor Rob Hathaway has little to do but relive his glory days when, as the star of the nation’s favourite TV period drama National Fire Service, he ruled the roost as George ‘Tiger’ Jennings: wartime hero, and living legend among firefighters.

Then one day Rob spots a stranger hanging out the washing in the adjoining garden. But the neighbours haven’t been around for months. So who is the mysterious girl next door? And why is she wearing 1940s clothing?

A touching, tender and, of course, funny reflection on the ability of love to rise above adversity and reach across the years, The Girl Next Door is the 85th full-length play from our Director Emeritus, Alan Ayckbourn.

Access Performances
Relaxed: Thursday 24 June, 1.30pm
Signed: Saturday 26 June, 2.30pm
Audio Described: Saturday 26 June, 2.30pm
Captioned: Thursday 1 July, 7.30pm

Post-show Q&As: 
Tuesday 15 June, 7.30pm
Wednesday 16 June, 7.30pm

Age guidance: 14+

Please note this production will feature two seperate casts. Find out more here.

Alan Ayckbourn’s last play on our stage was 2019’s Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present

“this time-bending drama from a writer who has lost none of his ingenuity.”
The Guardian

“richly humane and laugh-out-loud funny.”
The Times

“a surprisingly contemporary piece of work with much to say about the world today.”
Yorkshire Post

For your peace of mind, we have a no-fuss refund policy if you need to self-isolate.

We are a Covid-secure venue and have been awarded two industry standard marks recognising the comprehensive safety measures we have in place which include temperature checks, 1 metre+ socially distanced seating, hand sanitiser stations, one-way systems, enhanced cleaning, staggered arrival times

Please note: face coverings are mandatory throughout the building (unless exempt - this includes under 11s) except when eating or drinking.

You can find full details of our Covid safety measures here.


Friday 4 June 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 5 June 2021, 2.30pm

Saturday 5 June 2021, 7.30pm

Tuesday 8 June 2021, 7.30pm

Wednesday 9 June 2021, 7.30pm

Thursday 10 June 2021, 1.30pm

Thursday 10 June 2021, 7.30pm

Friday 11 June 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 12 June 2021, 2.30pm

Saturday 12 June 2021, 7.30pm

Monday 14 June 2021, 7.30pm

Tuesday 15 June 2021, 7.30pm

Wednesday 16 June 2021, 7.30pm

Thursday 17 June 2021, 1.30pm

Thursday 17 June 2021, 7.30pm

Friday 18 June 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 19 June 2021, 2.30pm

Saturday 19 June 2021, 7.30pm

Monday 21 June 2021, 7.30pm

Tuesday 22 June 2021, 7.30pm

Wednesday 23 June 2021, 7.30pm

Thursday 24 June 2021, 1.30pm

Thursday 24 June 2021, 7.30pm

Friday 25 June 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 26 June 2021, 2.30pm

Saturday 26 June 2021, 7.30pm

Monday 28 June 2021, 7.30pm

Tuesday 29 June 2021, 7.30pm

Wednesday 30 June 2021, 7.30pm

Thursday 1 July 2021, 1.30pm

Thursday 1 July 2021, 7.30pm

Friday 2 July 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 3 July 2021, 2.30pm

Saturday 3 July 2021, 7.30pm

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
Discover Yorkshire Coast