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A new revival of Alan Ayckbourn's comedy How the Other Half Loves has been announced to run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 23 March to 21 June 2016, with an official opening on 31 March 2016 produced by Bill Kenwright.
"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 comedy originally opened in the West End in 1970 at the Lyric Theatre, where it ran for 869 performances and become the first of Ayckbourn's plays to be staged on Broadway.
This year marks Alan Ayckbourn’s 57th as a playwright. To date he has written 80 plays - the latest of which will open at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough in 2016 - and his work has been translated into over 35 languages. Recent West End revivals have included 'Absent Friends', 'A Chorus of Disapproval' and 'Relatively Speaking'.
This new production will be directed by Alan Strachan with designs by Julie Godfrey. Full cast and creative team is yet to be announced.
Tickets for How the Other Half Loves are now on sale.