Beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny and charmingly English, Relatively Speaking was Alan Ayckbourn's first great West End success and turned him into a household name.
When the show opened at the Duke of York's Theatre in 1967, the critics hailed the arrival of a great new comic talent. Now it's back, with an all-star cast.
The story: Greg only met Ginny a month ago but has already made up his mind that she's the girl for him.
When she tells him that she's going to visit her parents, he 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. The only thing is, they're not Ginny's parents.
Felicity Kendal is one of the UK's most popular actresses who shot to fame with her role in BBC television's The Good Life. This will be the first time she has starred in a play by Alan Ayckbourn since the West End premiere of The Norman Conquests in 1973.
Jonathan Coy's many television credits include Rumpole, Hornblower, Brideshead Revisited, Downton Abbey and Foyle's War. On stage he has starred in Nicholas Nickleby, Donkey's Years and in the 2011 West End production of Much Ado About Nothing, with David Tennant.
Kara Tointon was recently on the West End stage in Pygmalion (alongside Rupert Everett) and Absent Friends. Her television credits include Dinotopia, Jonathan Creek, Bedlam, The Bill, EastEnders and Harry and Cosh, while her films include The Last Passenger, The Sweeney, The Football Factory and Never Play With The Dead.
Max Bennett's theatre credits include Posh (Royal Court at Duke of York's), In Basildon (Royal Court), Luise Miller (Donmar Warehouse), Danton's Death (National Theatre), Mrs Warren's Profession (Comedy Theatre), Waste (Almeida), Thyestes (BAC) and Finisterre (Theatre503). Films include Anna Karenina, The Sweeney, The Numbers Station, The Duchess and 99 Francs.
- Lindsay Posner
- Theatre Royal Bath Productions
- Alan Ackbourn
- Felicity Kendal, Jonathan Coy, Kara Tointon
Venue Details & Map
Charing Cross Road
- 0844 482 5120
- Public transport:
- Leicester Square (next to theatre) Charing Cross (approx. 200m) Holborn (approx. 600m)
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