Joking Apart

The RoundTBCTheatre

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

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

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


Age guidance: 12+

dates

Thursday 26 July 2018, 7.00pm

Friday 27 July 2018, 7.30pm

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, 7.30pm

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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