CORONAVIRUS: 22Feb21 UpdateAll UK venues closed on 16th March 2020. After the Prime Minister's announcement it would appear that, subject to continued control of the virus, venues may re-open with social distancing and limits on audiences from 17th May. Social distancing restrictions may be removed from 21st June. We will continue to update our listings as much as possible to reflect the changes as/when they are reported.
Up at the House, Teddy dreams of a bright political future as an MP. His only problem is an urgent need to clean up his private life before the Prime Minister's special envoy arrives. But how can he hope to create the right impression when nobody's talking to him and he can't understand a single word of those that are? House and Garden are two linked comedies played simultaneously in adjacent auditoria by the same cast! Alan Ayckbourn's two linked plays House
and Garden are played in repertory together at the National. House
is set indoors from the Garden
which provides the setting for a simultaneous production in the Olivier. The same actors play characters in both the comedies, running from one stage to another. The shows can also be seen as individual pieces. Each Play 2 hrs 20mins. Evening performances continue in the foyer for approx 45mins.Performers Suzy Aitchison, Jane Asher, James Bradshaw, Zabou Breitman, Robin Browne, Andrew Fallaize, David Haig, Charlie Hayes, Peter Laird, Penelope McGhie, Adrian McLoughlin, Alexandra Mathie, Trevor Nichols, Deborah O'Malley, Antonia Pemberton, Michael Siberry, Malcolm Sinclair, Nina Sosanya, Sian Thomas, Leonie Wilde.
Author Alan Ayckbourn. Company Royal National Theatre. Director Alan Ayckbourn. Design Roger Glossop. Costume Christine Wall. Lighting Mick Hughes. Music John Pattison. Sound Colin Pink. Company The Jackie Palmer Stage School.
The Times (11Jan01): Review of House and Garden
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