Westacre Theatre puts on one of Ayckbourn’s best
Westacre Theatre is to stage a particularly celebrated production of prolific British playwright Alan Ayckbourn, This Is Where We Came In, which opens on Saturday, December 14.
Ayckbourn now has more than 80 full-length plays to his credit.
Particularly penned for all the family, This Is Where We Came In truly transcends the generations.
Highly regarded with rave reviews wherever it has been performed, this story about stories is an ideal choice for this festive time of year.
Three extremely exhausted story-tellers are the elderly guardians of our cultural traditions.
Like manipulated marionettes, six actors perform the story-tellers’ interpretations of familiar fairy-stories.
By turn they are charmingly comic and decidedly absurd.
But the repressed actors are about to rebel against their tyrannical tellers of tales!
Challenging the imaginations of both young and old alike, this superb play is simple yet sophisticated enough to appeal to all ages – a faithful family drama that will not patronise the Westacre audiences.
Cleverly satirical about the strength of characters over plot, it is undoubtedly an exceptional example of theatrical writing.
All serious theatre-goers should certainly see this – one of Ayckbourn’s finest works.
It is a deliberately different choice for the most joyful time of year, it is thoroughly enjoyable and is sure to please.
Opening on Saturday, December 14 and running until Christmas with matinees and evening shows, you can book online at www.westacretheatre.com or call 01760 755800.
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