Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough presents JOKING APART
Written & directed by Alan Ayckbourn
“May I say just one thing? As friends, be careful of them. I’ll say nothing more. Beware. That’s all.”
For Richard and Anthea everything in life just falls into place. With their warmth, careless charm, generosity and 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” The Guardian
“To my mind, this new comedy is the most satisfying of all his plays so far” Daily Telegraph
“A superb and chilling piece of work” The Times
Designer: Michael Holt – Lighting Designer: Jason Taylor – Casting Director: Sarah Hughes
Age Guide: 12+
Running time: approx 2hr 15 mins
Dine Out ticket package (evening performance only)
Enjoy a relaxed pre-theatre dining experience in our Old Laundry Bistro before settling down to take your seats in the Theatre. The Bistro is located in our beautifully restored Laundrama building (situated just across the road from the Theatre and next to the Rayrigg Road car park). Your Dine Out ticket includes a two-course meal from a set menu and your table will be automatically reserved for your party at 6pm. Please advise us when booking of any special dietary requirements.
Double Show discounts
Enjoy both Ayckbourn shows Joking Apart and Better Off Dead for just £45, or both shows + two-course dinner each evening for just £74
|Friend of the Old Laundry (FOOL)||£23|
|Dine Out ticket (includes 2 course meal)||£39.50|
|Double Ayckbourn Show ticket (Joking Apart & Better Off Dead)||£45|
|Double Ayckbourn Dine Out ticket (2 course dinner & tickets for both shows)||£74|