A Brief History of Women

The RoundTheatre

A comedy in four parts about an unremarkable man and the remarkable women who loved him, left him, or lost him.

Credits:

Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn
Designer: Kevin Jenkins
Lighting Designer: Jason Taylor
Casting Director: Sarah Hughes CDG

Price: £25 - £10

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1 September - 7 October 2017
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WORLD PREMIERE

“One way or another you’ve had quite a full life haven’t you? A house full of ghosts then? No wonder you look slightly haunted. Like a character out of Edgar Allen Poe. Beware!”


A comedy in four parts about an unremarkable man and the remarkable women who loved him, left him, or lost him over 60 years; and of the equally remarkable old manor house that saw and heard it all happen.

From his first unsettling encounter as a very young man in 1925 to an unexpected reunion late in life, Anthony Spates’ romantic progress is charted in this hilarious and gently touching comedy. The fireworks, the love and loss come at the funniest moments in this brand new classic Ayckbourn comedy.

“Alan Ayckbourn is England’s comic Chekhov”
Wall Street Journal


Dementia Friendly performance: Thursday 21 September, 1.30pm
Captioned performance: Friday 6 October, 7.30pm
Audio Described performance: Saturday 7 October, 2.30pm


"Receiving the script of one of Alan’s new plays hot off the press for the first time was a big thrill. A Brief History of Women is captivating and very funny - I can’t wait to see it”
Steve Freeman, SJT Chief Executive

Age guidance:
12+

dates

1 September 2017, 7.30pm

2 September 2017, 2.30pm

2 September 2017, 7.30pm

4 September 2017, 7.30pm

5 September 2017, 7.30pm

6 September 2017, 7.30pm

7 September 2017, 1.30pm

7 September 2017, 7.00pm

13 September 2017, 7.30pm

14 September 2017, 1.30pm

14 September 2017, 7.00pm

15 September 2017, 7.30pm

16 September 2017, 2.30pm

21 September 2017, 1.30pm

21 September 2017, 7.00pm

23 September 2017, 7.30pm

25 September 2017, 7.30pm

26 September 2017, 7.30pm

27 September 2017, 7.30pm

30 September 2017, 2.30pm

30 September 2017, 7.30pm

2 October 2017, 7.30pm

3 October 2017, 7.30pm

5 October 2017, 7.00pm

6 October 2017, 7.30pm

7 October 2017, 2.30pm

7 October 2017, 7.30pm

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough