Relatively Speaking

The Library Theatre Company presents

Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious 1960s comedy about relationships and misunderstandings, Relatively Speaking, completes the current season at the Library Theatre. The production runs between Friday 22 May – Saturday 20 June and will be directed by the Library Theatre’s Artistic Director, Chris Honer.
Greg and Ginny, although very much a ‘new’ couple, have fallen in love and have started plans to get married, and all is going swimmingly as they discuss their Big Day. However, when a number of odd and unexpected happenings start occurring at home, a suspicious Greg starts to think that there is more to Ginny than first meets his eye, and that he might not even be the only man in her life. The confusions are about to begin…
With its mix of comic innuendo, madcap confusion, and high farce, this hilarious comedy, written in 1965 and designed to keep holidaymakers amused as they escaped the rain in Scarborough, established Alan Ayckbourn as one of British theatre’s most reliable sources of laughter.
The four-strong cast comprises Royal Shakespeare Company actor Simon Harrison; Leila Crerar, making a swift return to the Library Theatre after appearing in Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll earlier this year; Lucy Tregear, who last appeared at the Library Theatre in Much Ado About Nothing in 2006; and Malcolm Scates, who plays Ralph Mellor in the BBC 1 drama Waterloo Road.
“_*Relatively Speaking is probably the most preposterous and certainly the most brilliant comedy of misunderstandings to have been written in the last 40 years*_” – Dominic Cavendish, The Times
“_*The set-up is simple but precision tooled*_” – Jonathan Gibbs, Time Out
“_*A beautifully constructed and very, very funny comedy*_” – Noel Coward