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Union Theatre present Alan Ayckbourn's JOKING APART 13th Dec - 24th Jan

Joking Apart
By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Union Associate Director Ben De Wynter 
Designed by Holly Best 
Lighting Design by Steve Miller 
Produced by Regan De Wynter Productions 
By kind Arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd 


After the success of ‘Confusions’ (2009) and ‘Absent Friends’ (2010) here at The Union, Ben De Wynter was given some suggestions from Alan Ayckbourn for the next staging. The intimacy of The Union lends itself well to the intricacies and subtleties of Ayckbourns writing. Therefore, Joking Apart was decided upon.
Written in 1978, Joking Apart is packed taut with maliciously funny observations of human foibles, teasing and toying with the audience. Gently nudging the mood from languor to frenzy and back again as relationships are imperceptibly intertwined.

Played out in a back garden over a 12-year period, a near-perfect couple play host to a smug Scandinavian couple, a hesitant hungry Vicar, a neglected girlfriend, an aging lothario and a neurotic housewife. Ayckbourn at his best.

Ben De Wynter has put together a strong cast of comedic actors. Including, Jamie Kenna (Communicating Doors and Life of Riley Stephen Joseph Theatre), Andrew Obeney (Comedians, On the Piste & Blue Remembered Hills at The Union, Sound of Music BAC), Charlotte Moore (Boeing, Boeing! Comedy Theatre), Claire Marlowe (U.K. Tours of Gaslight, Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre, Confusions Union Theatre),

PRESS NIGHT: THURSDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2011

Playing Tuesday 13th December until Saturday 14th January
Tuesday to Saturday performances at 7.30pm

CLOSED FROM 24TH DECEMBER UNTIL MONDAY 2ND JANUARY
REOPENS TUESDAY 3RD JANUARY 2012

Tickets are £16.00 / Concessions £13.00


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