Alan Ayckbourn's How The Other Half Loves to Be Revived

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Alan Ayckbourn's How the Other Half Loves — which premiered in Scarborough in 1969, and was then seen in the West End in 1970 and on Broadway in 1971 (the first of his plays to be seen there) — is to receive a new West End outing, beginning performances March 23 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket prior to an official opening March 31, for a run through June 25.

Described in press materials as a farcical tale of matrimonial mishaps, it revolves around one secret love affair, two disaster-bound dinner parties and three couples headed for trouble.

As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses' intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary Featherstone become stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery and with no idea as to how they've become involved. The plot culminates in two disastrous dinner parties on successive nights, shown at the same time, after which the future of all three couples seems in jeopardy.

The production will be directed by Alan Strachan, who has been involved with Ayckbourn's theatre at Scarborough for many years. He directed a 2007 revival of Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, and was most recently represented in the West End by Three Days in May at the Trafalgar Studios.

The production will be designed by Julie Godfrey and produced by Bill Kenwright. The cast is yet to be announced.

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