Joking Apart

The RoundApprox 2hrs 15minsTheatre

“Complex, funny, thought-provoking and ultimately sad” - Scarborough News

Credits:

Writer, Director and Sound Designer: Alan Ayckbourn
Designer: Michael Holt
Lighting Designer: Jason Taylor
Associate Sound Designer: Paul Stear
Associate Lighting Designer: Tigger Johnson
Casting Director: Sarah Hughes

Key Cast:

Jamie Baughan
Liz Jadav
Frances Marshall
Laurence Pears
Naomi Petersen
Louise Shuttleworth
Richard Stacey
Leigh Symonds

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26 July - 4 October 2018
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“May I say just one thing? As friends, be careful of them. I'll say nothing more. Beware. That's all.”

For Richard and Anthea everything in life just falls into place. With their warmth, careless charm, generosity and business success they are a truly happy, golden couple.

They invite their friends, neighbours and business partners to celebrate with them over the years; on Bonfire Night, at midsummer, on Boxing Day and eventually, their daughter’s 18th birthday party. Perhaps it’s inevitable that the others suffer by comparison. Quiet misery, unrequited love and jealousy play their part in this painfully funny comedy.

This year's Ayckbourn revival was premiered at the SJT in 1978 and was an immediate hit.


★★★★★
“a terrific revival”
The Observer

★★★★
“effortless precision”
The Reviews Hub


“Complex, funny, thought-provoking and ultimately sad”
Scarborough News

“moments of awkwardness and shades of unease remain brilliantly observed”
The Stage

“demonstrates Ayckbourn’s consummate skill at teasing out the comedy and tragedy that exist simultaneously in everyday life”
British Theatre Guide

“A sad, funny, tragic comedy”
Yorkshire Post

“wholly intriguing... a night of some poignancy”
The Yorkshire Times


Age guidance: 12+

dates

Thursday 26 July 2018, 7.00pm

Friday 27 July 2018, 7.30pm

Saturday 28 July 2018, 2.30pm

Saturday 28 July 2018, 7.30pm

Monday 30 July 2018, 7.30pm

Tuesday 31 July 2018, 7.30pm

Wednesday 1 August 2018, 7.30pm

Thursday 2 August 2018, 7.00pm

Wednesday 8 August 2018, 7.30pm

Thursday 9 August 2018, 1.30pm

Thursday 9 August 2018, 7.00pm

Friday 10 August 2018, 7.30pm

Saturday 11 August 2018, 7.30pm

Monday 13 August 2018, 7.30pm

Tuesday 14 August 2018, 7.30pm

Wednesday 15 August 2018, 7.30pm

Thursday 16 August 2018, 7.00pm

Friday 24 August 2018, 7.30pm

Saturday 25 August 2018, 2.30pm

Saturday 25 August 2018, 7.30pm

Tuesday 28 August 2018, 7.30pm

Wednesday 29 August 2018, 7.30pm

Thursday 30 August 2018, 7.00pm

Thursday 13 September 2018, 1.30pm

Thursday 13 September 2018, 7.00pm

Friday 14 September 2018, 7.30pm

Tuesday 18 September 2018, 7.30pm

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 7.30pm

Thursday 20 September 2018, 1.30pm

Saturday 22 September 2018, 7.30pm

Monday 24 September 2018, 7.30pm

Tuesday 25 September 2018, 7.30pm

Friday 28 September 2018, 7.30pm

Saturday 29 September 2018, 2.30pm

Wednesday 3 October 2018, 7.30pm

Thursday 4 October 2018, 1.30pm

Thursday 4 October 2018, 7.00pm

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