The Norwich Players begin their 2018 season with a fresh take on an established comic classic.
Alan Ayckbourn's hilarious 1963 comedy of mistaken identity and thwarted love is dragged kicking and screaming into the post-Falklands, yuppie, Thatcherite 1980's.
Ex-hippy businessman Philip and his wife Sheila live a bucolic idyll in their home in a beautiful country cottage, deep in the heart of the English countryside. But one ordinary, sun-drenched summer morning their normal routine is drastically disrupted by the arrival of a young couple from the City. The intruders bring uncomfortable truths which threaten to reveal Philip and Shiela's secret, other lives. But in the crazy world of these two couples, where do the lies stop and the truths begin?
Ayckbourns first major success, Relatively Speaking is a brilliantly funny, laugh-out-loud comedy that hides a dark, dark heart.
Directed by Norfolk Arts Theatre Award nominee Jo Edye, with a cast combining Norwich theatre regulars Russel J. Turner and Jo Davies with new young talents Rohan Gotobed and Teresa Baron, this dazzling comedy will bring you out of winter and get you ready to greet the Spring.
‘Confusion, panic, desperate lying and mistaken identity… An ingenious comic joy’ The Telegraph