Sunday, August 19, 2018
Performances: Tuesday 4th-Saturday 15th December 2018
Auditions: Tuesday 28 August & Tuesday 4th September 8pm Copley Room
Relatively Speaking premiered in London in 1967 and was Alan Ayckbourn’s first major success. Ever since, this classic Ayckbourn comedy has been continually performed by amateurs and professionals alike, last showing in London in 2013 with a cast including Felicity Kendal playing the role of Sheila alongside Jonathan Coy, Kara Tointon and Max Bennett.
Set in the early-mid 1960s, the play opens in a bed-sitting room where Greg and Ginny are living together. Although they have been together for only a month, Greg decides Ginny is the one for him and asks her to marry him, but despite doing so he is becoming suspicious that he is not the only man in Ginny’s life. (numerous bouquets around the room the discovery of several boxes of chocolates and a pair of oversized man’s slippers)
When Ginny decides to ‘visit her parents’, with his suspicions in mind, Greg follows her. What he doesn’t know is that Ginny is actually off to visit her much older lover – in order to end the relationship with him as equally she knows that Greg is the one for her.
Arriving first, Greg mistakes the soon-to-be ex-lover (Philip) and his wife (Sheila) for Ginny’s parents. The ensuing conversations abound with one misunderstanding after the other and chaos commences. Ginny’s subsequent arrival creates even more confusion compounding an already chaotic and wildly hilarious situation....Will all be resolved, and what about those slippers?
Greg: A young man - playing age mid to late twenties
Ginny: Greg’s girlfriend - playing age mid to late twenties
Philip: Ginny’s former lover - playing age fifty to sixty
Sheila: Philip’s wife - playing age fifty to sixty
Please note that ages quoted are a guide and can be flexible.
I look forward to seeing you at the auditions, however if you are unable to attend the dates quoted, please let me know to make alternative arrangements.
Chris Loft, Director