About Relatively Speaking
Felicity Kendal, Kara Tointon, Max Bennett and Jonathan Coy star in Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy, Relatively Speaking at the Wyndham’s Theatre directed by Lindsay Posner.
In Relatively Speaking Greg only met Ginny a month ago but has already made up his mind that she's the girl for him. When she tells him that she's going to visit her parents, he decides this is the moment to ask her father for his daughter's hand. Discovering a scribbled address, he follows her to Buckinghamshire where he finds Philip and Sheila enjoying a peaceful Sunday morning breakfast in the garden, but the only thing is – they're not Ginny's parents.
Relatively Speaking was Alan Ayckbourn's first great West End success and turned him into a household name. When the show opened at the Duke of York's Theatre in 1967, the critics hailed the arrival of a great new comic talent.
★★★★ 'A brilliantly witty triumph...an ingenious comic joy. Felicity Kendal is a delight. Max Bennett...memorable. Kara Tointon...sexy and devious' Daily Telegraph
★★★★ 'Lindsay Posner’s witty production. Dizzying, astonishing...delightfully done. Felicity Kendal...excellent. A brilliant theatrical construct' The Guardian
★★★★ 'An utterly British romp, deftly directed by Lindsay Posner. Enduringly funny...Felicity Kendal is perfect' The Times
The cast is led by Felicity Kendal, one of the UK's most popular actresses who shot to fame with her role in BBC television's The Good Life. Her most recent West End credits include Mrs Warren's Profession, The Vortex, Amy’s View, Happy Days, Fallen Angels and The Last Cigarette. She starred in the original West End production of Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests in 1973.
Jonathan Coy's many television credits include Rumpole, Hornblower, Brideshead Revisited, Downton Abbey and Foyle's War. On stage he has starred in Nicholas Nickleby, Donkey's Years and Much Ado About Nothing.
Kara Tointon was recently on the West End stage in Pygmalion and Absent Friends. She is best known for playing Dawn Swann in EastEnders.Her television credits also include Dinotopia, Jonathan Creek, Bedlam, The Bill, EastEnders, Deam Team and Harry and Cosh. She was also was the 2010 winner of BBC television series Strictly Come Dancing.
Max Bennett's theatre credits include Posh, In Basildon, Louise Miller, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mrs Warren's Profession, Waste and Romeo and Juliet. Films include Anna Karenina, The Sweeney, The Numbers Station, The Duchess and 99 Francs.
Lindsay Posner is an award-winning director, known for his work in the West End and at the Royal Court Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. His recent productions include Noises Off , Abigail's Party and Uncle Vanya.
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