Price: from £10
Date: Thu 13 Sep, 1.30 (also Dementia Friendly) & 7.00pm
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1JW
Open captioned performances
Laugh until it hurts at this 40th anniversary production of an Ayckbourn classic.
Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouths. Others have an entire canteen of cutlery”
For Richard and Anthea everything in life just falls into place. With their warmth, careless charm, generosity and business success they are a truly happy, golden couple.
They invite their friends, neighbours and business partners to celebrate with them over the years; on Bonfire Night, at midsummer, on Boxing Day and eventually, their daughter’s 18th birthday party. Perhaps it’s inevitable that the others suffer by comparison. Quiet misery, unrequited love and jealousy play their part in this painfully funny comedy.
Laugh until it hurts at this 40th anniversary production. The world premiere in 1978 was an immediate hit.
“Joking Apart is packed taut with maliciously funny observation of human foibles and it’s a masterpiece of dramatic construction”
“To my mind, this new comedy is the most satisfying of all his plays so far”
“A superb and chilling piece of work”