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Joking Apart

by Alan Ayckbourn
directed by John Riley

This is Ayckbourn’s 21st play, one of his first “winter” plays, although half the action takes place in the summer and his first “time span” piece which follows the characters over 12 years. It also one of his early “exterior garden-set” plays.

There is plenty of humour and comedy in the script, which serves to highlight the darker themes and pathos, typical of Ayckbourn.  Richard and Anthea are the lucky couple who seem to have all the good fortune fall in their lap; yet in a very British way they are thoroughly nice and eager to help their friends and neighbours. The only problem is that, with the best of intentions, they end up sucking the independence and self-respect, in short the life out of them.

Saturday 2 to Saturday 9 June 2018
Matinee Sunday 3rd June at 3pm • Wed 6th June - No performance

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
Box Office 07484 927 662
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

“Woman will love her, that she is a woman more worth than any man; men, that she is the rarest of all” Winters Tale, Act v, Sc.1