Joking Apart

The RoundTheatre

Laugh until it hurts at this 40th anniversary production of an Ayckbourn classic.

Credits:

Written & directed by Alan Ayckbourn
Designer: Michael Holt
Lighting Designer: Jason Taylor
Casting Director: Sarah Hughes

Price: From £10

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26 July - 4 October 2018
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“Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouths. Others have an entire canteen of cutlery”

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.

Laugh until it hurts at this 40th anniversary production. The world premiere in 1978 was an immediate hit. 


“Joking Apart is packed taut with maliciously funny observation of human foibles and it's a masterpiece of dramatic construction”
The Guardian

“To my mind, this new comedy is the most satisfying of all his plays so far”
Daily Telegraph
 
“A superb and chilling piece of work”
The Times


On sale from 19 February 2018

Age guidance: 12+

dates

26 July 2018, 7.00pm

27 July 2018, 7.30pm

28 July 2018, 7.30pm

30 July 2018, 7.30pm

31 July 2018, 7.30pm

1 August 2018, 7.30pm

2 August 2018, 7.00pm

8 August 2018, 7.30pm

9 August 2018, 1.30pm

9 August 2018, 7.00pm

10 August 2018, 7.30pm

11 August 2018, 7.30pm

13 August 2018, 7.30pm

14 August 2018, 7.30pm

15 August 2018, 7.30pm

16 August 2018, 7.00pm

24 August 2018, 7.30pm

25 August 2018, 2.30pm

25 August 2018, 7.30pm

28 August 2018, 7.30pm

29 August 2018, 7.30pm

30 August 2018, 7.30pm

13 September 2018, 1.30pm

13 September 2018, 7.00pm

14 September 2018, 7.30pm

18 September 2018, 7.30pm

19 September 2018, 7.30pm

20 September 2018, 1.30pm

22 September 2018, 7.30pm

24 September 2018, 7.30pm

25 September 2018, 7.30pm

28 September 2018, 7.30pm

29 September 2018, 2.30pm

3 October 2018, 7.30pm

4 October 2018, 1.30pm

4 October 2018, 7.00pm

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