House & Garden
by Alan Ayckbourn
A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production
Directed by David Mears
An unprecedented theatrical event—two linked plays performed simultaneously in adjoining performance spaces by the same cast! Alan Ayckbourn, one of the most celebrated contemporary playwrights, has crafted two critically acclaimed comedies. Whilst the plots of House and Garden are interlocking, each play stands by itself as an evening of side-splitting comedy. You could see just one, but we think you’ll want to hear both sides of the story…
It’s the day of the annual village fair, and the Platt’s estate in the English countryside is buzzing with activity. Up at the house, Teddy Platt has dreams of a bright political future as the new local MP. The only thing barring his path is an urgent need to clean up his private life before the Prime Minister’s special envoy arrives. Meanwhile, down in the garden, frenzied preparations are under way for the day’s festivities. Will the French film star arrive in time to open the celebrations? Will the young maypole dancers pull it off? Who is that lurking in the bushes? And exactly what does go on in the fortune teller’s tent? Once the curtain rings down, the fun continues in the Bear Pit Cafe Bar as the audience joins the actors at the village party.
Casting to be announced.
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8 - 16 November 2019
The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Strarford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU
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In person at:
Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 10am Mon-Sun