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Welcome to the Family ~ matinee

Sunday 21 May, 2023 at 2:30 pm
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A new comedy written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn

Josh is keen to introduce his fiancée Sara to his parents – Lord and Lady Meizner; but as they are deceased, this should have posed a problem….   Enter Josh’s wicked Uncle Lance who has gifted him a state-of-the-art “Capture” visit to the past enabling him to revisit his family home whenever he likes.

Celebratory champagne flows but family secrets are also spilled in this new comedy by the country’s most beloved playwright.

Antony Eden  – Josh Meizner 
Tanya-Loretta Dee
Sarah Coote, his fiancée
Terence Booth
Sir Peter Meizner, his father
Caroline Langrishe
– Vivica, Lady Meizner, his mother
Bill Champion
Lance Meizner, his uncle


“The drama boasts some wry observations. Universally strong performances too, from the five strong cast” *** The Telegraph

“In his 88th play, Alan Ayckbourn has lost none of his ability to depict an idyllic family scenario in which it transpires that sunlit-bathed happiness is spiked with delusion, discord and — on this occasion — vodka.” **** The Times


Matinee lunch deal (£39.95 includes sandwich, soup and a hot drink)
Enjoy a relaxed pre-theatre light lunch in our New Laundry Cafe before settling down to take your seats in the Theatre.   The Cafe is located downstairs in the main World of Beatrix Potter Attraction building.  Your matinee lunch ticket includes a sandwich, bowl of soup and a cup of tea or coffee.  Your table will be automatically reserved for your party at 1 pm.  Please let us know any dietary requirements in advance.

Don’t forget to order your programme and interval drinks when booking your tickets.
Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.  A £1.50 booking fee applies per transaction.

*Keeping the Show on the Road – click here to find out more about what it takes to put on a production of this scale and how you can help us to fund this world premiere in Bowness*

Photo credit: Steve BarberPhoto


Friend of the Old Laundry£28
Group ticket (for 10 or more - organiser goes free)£20
Matinee Lunch deal (includes sandwich, soup & hot drink)£39.95
Back Row bargain seat£20
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Sunday 21 May, 2023
2:30 pm
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Old Laundry Theatre
Crag Brow, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3BX United Kingdom
015394 40872


Bowness Theatre Festival

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