Robin Herford’s production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking will transfer to Jermyn Street Theatre this April.
Ayckbourn’s enduring comedy of mistaken identities and excruciating misunderstandings premiered to critical acclaim in 1967 leading to the playwrights first West End hit.
The play opens with a young couple, Greg and Ginny. Despite knowing each other for only a month, Greg knows Ginny is ‘the one’. Perplexed by the number of unsolicited gifts arriving for Ginny and her decision to unexpectedly visit her parents, naïve Greg decides now is the time to ask her father’s permission to marry. Finding their address on a scribble piece of paper, Greg arrives at their Buckinghamshire home to find Philip and Sheila having a peaceful breakfast in their garden. The only problem is, they’re not her parents.
The play will run from 27 February 2020 until 18 April 2020 at the Mill at Sonning followed by a limited West End season at Jermyn Street Theatre.
The production is directed by Robin Herford (The Woman In Black) with set design by Michael Holt and costume design by Natalie Titchener.
Relatively Speaking will run from 21 April 2020 until 16 May 2020, with an official opening performance on 22 April 2020 at Jermyn Street Theatre.