How the Other Half Loves

Directed by Alan Strachan

Following its critically acclaimed West End revival at the Haymarket, Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious tale of matrimonial mishaps and London’s funniest comedy of 2016 embarks on a national tour.

As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses’ intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary Featherstone become hopelessly stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery and with no idea as to how they’ve become involved. The plot culminates in two disastrous dinner parties on successive nights, shown at the same time, after which the future of all three couples seems in jeopardy…

The star cast includes leading stage and TV actor ROBERT DAWS, best known for the hit series’ The Royal, Outside Edge and Roger Roger opposite CAROLINE LANGRISHE who starred in Lovejoy, Holby City and Judge John Deed, MATTHEW COTTLE from the Bafta-nominated Game On who transfers direct from the West End production and SARA CROWE, whose West End credits include Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular and The Constant Wife but perhaps is best known for her role in the popular film Four Weddings and a Funeral. CHARLIE BROOKS who starred in the popular British television shows The Bill, Bleak House and Wired but is perhaps best known for her role as Janine Butcher in Eastenders stars alongside LEON OCKENDEN, who currently plays Will in long-running soap; Coronation Street.

Further star casting to be announced.

BOOK TICKETS

9 - 14 Oct York, Grand Opera House 0844 871 7627 Book online
16 - 21 Oct Richmond Theatre 0844 871 7651 Book online
23 - 28 Oct Guildford Yvonne Arnaud 01483 44 00 00 Book online
30 Oct-4 Nov Cambridge Arts Theatre 01223 503333 Book online
6 - 11 Nov Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 01242 572573 Book online
20 - 25 Nov Brighton Theatre Royal 08448 717650 Book online
27 Nov-2 Dec Norwich Theatre Royal 01603 63 00 00 Book online

CAST & CREATIVES

CAST
Caroline Langrishe Fiona Foster
Robert Daws Frank Foster
Charlie Brooks Teresa Philips
Leon Ockenden Bob Philips
Matthew Cottle William Featherstone
Sara Crowe Mary Featherstone
CREATIVES
Written by ALAN AYCKBOURN
Set and Costumes by JULIE GODFREY
Lighting design by JASON TAYLOR
Sound design by DAN SAMSON
Directed by ALAN STRACHAN

REVIEWS

★★★★

“ASTONISHING AND HILARIOUS. ALAN STRACHAN’S PERFECTLY CAST REVIVAL COULDN’T BE SHARPER”

 – Mail on Sunday

★★★★★

“A HOOT… HARD TO IMAGINE IT BEING DONE BETTER”

 – Theatrecat

★★★★

“NICHOLAS LE PREVOST IS MARVELLOUS …THE LINCHPIN”

 – Financial Times

★★★★

“A TIMELESS TREAT… ONE OF THE FUNNIEST SHOWS IN TOWN… COMEDY GOLD”

 – The Times

★★★★

“ARTFULLY TIMED BLISS. DELICIOUS AYCKBOURN”

 – Daily Mail

★★★★

“COMIC GOLD. THE PERFORMANCES ARE AN ACROSS-THE-BOARD TRIUMPH”

 – Sunday Telegraph

★★★★

“HILARIOUS AYCKBOURN – REMINDS US WHAT A COMIC MASTER HE IS”

 – The Guardian

★★★★

“COMIC GENIUS. IT’S ALL A HOOT WITH SUPERLATIVE PLAYING FROM JENNY SEAGROVE AND JASON MERRELLS”

 – Sunday Times

★★★★

“GILLIAN WRIGHT SUBLIME”

 – The Stage

★★★★

“MATTHEW COTTLE OUTSTANDING”

 – The Metro

★★★★

“TIMELESS GENIUS… IT DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS”

 – Daily Telegraph

“SIMPLY THE BIGGEST LAUGHS IN LONDON!”

 – Neil Sean – NBC