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    Charles Spencer applauds the belated West End revival of this bitter but brilliantly witty comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
    The Daily Telegraph
    In Lindsay Posner's witty production, I was reminded of the play's brilliance as a theatrical construct.
    The Guardian

Relatively Speaking Tickets

Beloved actress Felicity Kendal stars in a hilarious revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s popular comedy Relatively Speaking at Wyndham’s Theatre. Directed by Lindsay Posner (Abigail’s Party), Relatively Speaking is the hilarious classic that established Ayckbourn as one of the country’s leading playwrights. Featuring a whole lot of chaos and confusion, Relatively Speaking is sure to be highly entertaining!

Award-winning director Lindsay Posner directs Felicity Kendal in Alan Ayckbourn’s outrageous comedy Relatively Speaking at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre. Originally opening in 1967 at the Duke of York’s Theatre, Relatively Speaking proved to be Ayckbourn’s first ever West End success. A typical slapstick masterpiece, Posner’s production runs for a limited time until the end of August 2013.

After just one month of dating, Greg has decided that Ginny is the one for him. When she tells him that she’s going away to visit her parents, Greg knows that this could be the opportune moment to ask for her father’s blessing. Discovering a scribbled address, Greg pursues Ginny across the country to Buckinghamshire, where he finds Philip and Sheila enjoying their Sunday brunch. Unfortunately, he also finds that they are certainly not Ginny’s parents. A mixed-up tale of deceit, misunderstanding and certain hilarity, Relatively Speaking the riotous play that established Ayckbourn as a theatrical master.

Felicity Kendal stars as Sheila, alongside Jonathan Coy as Philip. Kendal is best-known for her beloved television role in The Good Life, whilst Coy’s many credits include Brideshead Revisited, Downton Abbey, Foyle’s War and the recent 2011 production of Much Ado About Nothing, opposite David Tennant. Further cast members include ex-EastEnder Kara Tointon as Ginny, who has enjoyed success in the West End’s Pygmalion and Absent Friends, as well as Max Bennett as Greg, who has appeared in Posh, Anna Karenina and The Duchess.

Directed by Posner, Relatively Speaking features design by Peter McKintosh and is produced by the Theatre Royal Bath. Posner has helmed several successful productions, including Noises Off and Abigail’s Party. A classic comedy, Relatively Speaking returns to the West End with an impressive cast, plenty of chaos and whole lot of confusion!

Sorry this show closed 31 August 2013, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
14 May 2013 - 31 Aug 2013
Running time:
2 hours.
Age recommendation:
TBC
Audience Notes:
Fans of comedy will enjoy this delightfully English classic! Suitable for all audiences, Relatively Speaking is sure to get you laughing.
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