How the Other Half Loves

Alan Ayckbourn’s Hilarious Comedy

Following its critically acclaimed West End revival at the Haymarket, Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious tale of matrimonial mishaps and London’s funniest comedy of 2016 embarks on a national tour.

As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses’ intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary Featherstone become hopelessly 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 star cast includes leading stage and TV actor ROBERT DAWS, best known for the hit series’ The Royal, Outside Edge and Roger Roger opposite CAROLINE LANGRISHE who starred in Lovejoy, Holby City and Judge John Deed, MATTHEW COTTLE from the Bafta-nominated Game On who transfers direct from the West End production and SARA CROWE, whose West End credits include Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular and The Constant Wife but perhaps is best known for her role in the popular film Four Weddings and a Funeral. CHARLIE BROOKS who starred in the popular British television shows The Bill, Bleak House and Wired but is perhaps best known for her role as Janine Butcher in Eastenders stars alongside LEON OCKENDEN, who currently plays Will in long-running soap; Coronation Street

Further star casting to be announced.


Presented by Bill Kenwright

Directed by Alan Strachan

Sponsored by Harbour Hotels


“Timeless genius… it doesn’t get much better than this” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

 “Ingenious… marvellous… very funny” FINANCIAL TIMES

 “One of the funniest shows… comedy gold” THE TIMES

 “Comic genius” THE SUNDAY TIMES

 “Terrifically funny” METRO

 “Astonishing and hilarious” THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

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Running times

Act 1 72 mins

Interval 20 mins

Act 2  55 mins

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