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Stephen Joseph Theatre Company, Scarborough in association with Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre present


Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn

2 - 7 February 2015




The annual visit to Bath from the Stephen Joseph Theatre has become one of the highlights of the theatrical year. Alan Ayckbourn's 78th play once again provides theatre which is both thought- provoking and thoroughly entertaining.

This year's presentation, Roundelay, is a unique adventure in live theatre; a series of scenes about interconnected situations from which a selection will be randomly made by you, the audience. Written to be played in no particular order, some scenes are connected through shared characters, some through overlapping narrative. Some are sequels to others which turn out to be preludes to others.

Can Sir Thomas trust his memories? Is there more to Blanche than meets the eye? Will Roz achieve her show business ambitions and just what sort of agency does Gale run? Will you witness the skeleton in the politician's cupboard or discover Russ's first love?

No-one, including the actors, will know until 25 minutes before the play begins...and there are 120 possible combinations.

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  • Reviews

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    Moving and its theatricality, this is a tour de force - Observer

    Entertaining and daring - The Times

    4 Star Rating The plays may be short but Ayckboun packs each of them with layers of humour and drama. All human life is here - The Stage

    Alan Ayckbourn is the undisputed master of ingenuities such as this - Observer

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    Monday – Wednesday 7.30pm
    Thursday – Saturday 8pm
    Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

    • Post Show Discussion - Thursday

    Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 25 minutes (depending on the order of shows)


    Mon – Fri eves and Sat mat: £20.00 £25.50 £27.50 £30.50 £32.50
    Sat eve: £22.50 £26.50 £28.50 £31.50 £34.50
    Wed mat: £18.50 £24.00 £26.00 £30.00 £31.00 

    £2.50 transaction fee when booking online, plus an additional £1.00 postage fee, if required.

    A Booking Fee will apply to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. For all transactions of £15 or more the fee will be a total of £2.50, regardless of how many tickets are booked. For all transactions under £15 the fee will be £1.

    Please note the ticket price includes a £2 Building Levy.

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