2020 SEASON

RELATIVELY SPEAKING

By Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Robin Herford
Set and costume design by Michael Holt

A Mill at Sonning Theatre production

“I think there might have been a certain amount of misunderstanding.”

Greg only met Ginny a month ago, but he knows they’re meant for each other. When she announces that she’s going to visit her parents, Greg decides this is the moment to ask her father for his daughter’s hand. Discovering a scribbled address, he follows her to Buckinghamshire where he finds Philip and Sheila enjoying a peaceful Sunday morning breakfast in the garden, but the only thing is – they’re not Ginny’s parents.

The play that made Alan Ayckbourn’s name in 1967 is an enduringly funny comedy of mistaken identities and excruciating misunderstandings.

Praise for Relatively Speaking.

A BEAUTIFULLY CONSTRUCTED AND VERY FUNNY COMEDY. Noel Coward

A BRILLIANT THEATRICAL CONSTRUCT … AYCKBOURN IS AS FUNNY AS ANY OF THE CLASSIC COMEDY WRITERS. The Guardian

A BRILLIANTLY WITTY COMEDY TINGED WITH A TOUCH OF AYCKBOURN’S CHARACTERISTIC DARKNESS. Daily Telegraph

Alan Ayckbourn is an Olivier and Tony Award- winning playwright whose work has been translated into 35 languages. Knighted in 1997, he is the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Robin Herford has a long association with Ayckbourn’s work, and was Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. He directed The Woman in Black, which has run for 30 years in the West End.

Running time Around two hours 15 minutes including an interval.

Show Times

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Tuesday & Saturday 3.30pm

Tickets

The Half tickets £25 (£21 concessions) booked before 22 March.
The Quarter tickets £28 (£24 concessions) booked between 23 March and 20 April.
Beginners tickets £31 (£27 concessions) booked after 21 April.
5@5 Every day at 5pm, 5 tickets will be sold for £5, subject to availability. They are bookable in person at the box office, or by telephone. To be eligible, you must be under 30 or a member of Equity. Please bring proof of age/membership to the performance.
Preview Tickets 21 April. £15
Concessions Available to over- 60s, theatre unions, unwaged, access, students.
Box Office 020 7287 2875 jermynstreettheatre.co.uk