Westacre Theatre announces its first in-house production of autumn season – Private Fears in Public Places by Alan Ayckbourn
Westacre Theatre Company is ready to share its first production of the autumn season.
This October the theatre company is staging what is widely considered to be one of Alan Ayckbourn’s finest plays as they bring Private Fears in Public Places to life in the studio theatre.
In quintessential Ayckbourn style, this play combines expertly crafted characters with hilariously witty lines, with every character striving to keep their private fears private.
With Ayckbourn’s classic combination of humour and pathos and his trademark understated yet poignant emotion, Private Fears in Public Places is a thought-provoking, moving, and funny evening of theatre.
Six people, six separate lives, all linked by circumstance directed by Matt Grist and featuring a stellar cast of Westacre Theatre Company performers, this play effortlessly combines the separate lives of these six characters as audiences meet Nicola, Dan, Stewart, Imogen, Ambrose, and Charlotte.
Unusually for Ayckbourn, the play features several locations that director Matt Grist and the design team at Westacre Theatre skilfully create by making full use of the studio.
Scheduled at the start of a jam-packed season of theatre, music, creative arts, screenings, and more, Private Fears in Public Places “starts off Autumn at Westacre Theatre on a high.”
Westacre director Matt Grist said: “This play is Ayckbourn at his beautifully understated best.
“It is such a pleasure to direct and the intimacy of our studio theatre allows the audience to connect with the characters as the actors get under the skin of these complex, flawed, and funny people.
“The numerous locations of the scenes have proved the biggest artistic challenge, but creativity finds a way and we are excited to share our version of this wonderful play.
“Come and see for yourself.”
The play will be taking place on October 19, 20, 21, 26 and 27 at 7.30pm and October 28 at 3pm and 7.30pm.
Tickets are £16 each for an adult and £10 for under 16s. You can purchase tickets by online at www.westacretheatre.com or call 01760 755007.
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