Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present

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As ingenious in its construction as any of his previous plays, Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present is Ayckbourn's 83rd play!

Key Cast:

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Designer: Kevin Jenkins
Lighting Designer: Jason Taylor
Casting Director: Sarah Hughes

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4 September - 5 October 2019
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It’s Mickey’s 80th birthday and he and his wife Meg are awaiting the arrival of their son, Adrian, and his new (and latest!) fiancée, Grace.

Adrian has, according to his parents, a certain reputation regarding women and they feel meek, mild-mannered Grace should surely be warned of this. But are things really as they appear? Be prepared, as birthday follows birthday, to be amazed as the truth is finally revealed about Adrian, the suburban closet Lothario!

As ingenious in its construction as any of his previous plays, Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present is the 83rd play from the pen of one of Britain’s greatest playwrights. This year is not only his 80th birthday, but also the 60th anniversary of his playwriting debut – The Square Cat, his first professionally produced play, opened at Scarborough’s Library Theatre on 30 July 1959.

BSL Performance - Saturday, 28 September, 2.30pm
Captioned Performance - Thursday, 3 October, 7.30pm


‘It’s generally heartening to find Ayckbourn whipping up laughter in the face of artistic adversity, male vanity and looming mortality’
The Telegraph

★★★★
‘As inspired and acute as ever’
The Times (on Better Off Dead)

dates

Wednesday 4 September 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 5 September 2019, 1.30pm

Thursday 5 September 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 6 September 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 7 September 2019, 2.30pm

Saturday 7 September 2019, 7.30pm

Monday 9 September 2019, 7.30pm

Tuesday 10 September 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 12 September 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 13 September 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 14 September 2019, 2.30pm

Monday 16 September 2019, 7.30pm

Tuesday 17 September 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 18 September 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 19 September 2019, 1.30pm

Saturday 21 September 2019, 7.30pm

Monday 23 September 2019, 7.30pm

Tuesday 24 September 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 26 September 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 27 September 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 28 September 2019, 2.30pm

Monday 30 September 2019, 7.30pm

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 7.30pm

Wednesday 2 October 2019, 7.30pm

Thursday 3 October 2019, 1.30pm

Thursday 3 October 2019, 7.30pm

Friday 4 October 2019, 7.30pm

Saturday 5 October 2019, 2.30pm

Saturday 5 October 2019, 7.30pm

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