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Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present

Thu 10 Oct–Sat 26 Oct

Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn

It’s Mickey’s 80th birthday and he and his wife Meg are awaiting the arrival of their son, Adrian, and his new (and latest!) fiancée, Grace.

Adrian has, according to his parents, a certain reputation regarding women and they feel meek, mild-mannered Grace should surely be warned of this. But are things really as they appear? As birthday follows birthday, prepare to be amazed as the truth is finally revealed about Adrian, the suburban closet Lothario!

As ingenious in its construction as any of his previous plays, Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present is the 83rd play from the pen of one of Britain’s greatest playwrights.

Booking Information
Showing: Thursday 10 October–Saturday 26 October 2019

Tickets: £15.50 - £24.50

Concessions: £2.00 off
Group Discounts: £2.00 off for ten or more
Part of our Three Plays for £50 package
Four Friends for £68
Under 16s Go Free
Under 26s Go Free

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Image by Tony Bartholomew

Reviews

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““Pure genius – the writing, the direction and especially the acting”…”

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““Fabulously entertaining”…”

Dominic Maxwell, The Times
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“"funny, farcical, time-hopping comedy"…”

Wendy Pratt, The Stage
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“"masterful Ayckbourn unwraps a family feud"…”

Michael Billington, The Guardian

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