Cast announced for Ayckbourn's How the Other Half Loves


The cast has been announced for the revival of Alan Ayckbourn's comedy How the Other Half Loves which runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 23 March to 21 June 2016, with an official opening on 31 March 2016.

The production will star Nicholas Le Prevost, Jenny Seagrove, Jason Merrells, Tamzin Outhwaite, Matthew Cottle and Gillian Wright.

"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, lighting by Jason Taylor and sound by Dan Samson. It is produced by Bill Kenwright.

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