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No Strapline

A Brief History of Women

Thursday 12 October–Saturday 28 October 2017

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough presents

Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn


“One way or another you’ve had quite a full life haven’t you? A house full of ghosts then? No wonder you look slightly haunted. Like a character out of Edgar Allen Poe. Beware!”

A comedy in four parts about an unremarkable man and the remarkable women who loved him, left him, or lost him over 60 years; and of the equally remarkable old manor house that saw and heard it all happen.

From his first unsettling encounter as a very young man in 1925, to an unexpected reunion late in life, Anthony Spates’ romantic progress is charted in this hilarious and gently touching comedy.

The fireworks, the love and loss come at the funniest moments in this brand new classic Ayckbourn comedy.


Approx Running Times:
7.30pm – 10.00pm
Interval: 8.45pm – 9.05pm

Thursday 12 October–Saturday 28 October 2017

Photo Gallery

Image by Tony Bartholomew


“Ayckbourn's raw honesty, laced with both humour and pathos, is skillfully wrought…”

— Huffington Post
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“Ingenious, mischievous and ultimately humane…”

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— The Times

“Delightful and hilarious…”

— The Scarborough News
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“A tender and elegiac return to form…”

— The Stage

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