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Ten Times Table

by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Robin Herford
  • 2 - 7 December
Ten Times Table

Event Information

Monday - Saturday 7.30pm,
Matinees Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running time: tbc

Showing from Mon 2 — Sat 7 Dec

THE COMMITTEE FROM HELL AND A FÊTE WORSE THAN DEATH…!

What could be a more entertaining start to the festive season than one of comedy master Alan Ayckbourn’s most hilarious plays?

Set in the once grand ballroom of The Swan Hotel, Ten Times Table follows the increasingly raucous attempts of a village committee to organise the first Pendon Folk Festival. The opening of the festival, as envisaged by chairman Ray, will be a supposedly uplifting pageant based on an incongruous piece of local history, The Massacre of the Pendon Twelve.

As the disparate committee members who include Ray’s wife, Helen, a Marxist school teacher, a military dog breeder and an octogenarian secretary, break into two factions, their wrangling culminates in a scenario that mirrors the original event all too closely.

Anybody who has ever sat in a meeting will recognise the thrust and parry of rivals jostling for position over tea and biscuits in this extremely funny comedy.

Alan Ayckbourn is the author of a plethora of much-loved comedies including Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half Loves and Season’s Greetings. He was the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards for services to theatre.

Ten Times Table is the inaugural production of The Classic Comedy Theatre Company, produced by Bill Kenwright and the team behind The Agatha Christie Company, The Classic Thriller Company, and The Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company, which have enjoyed more than 15 years of success across the UK.

The star cast includes leading stage and TV actor Robert Daws (The Royal, Outside Edge and Rover Roger); Deborah Grant (Not Going Out and Bergerac); Craig Gazey (Coronation Street and The Fully Monty, West End); Gemma Oaten (Emmerdale, Holby City); Mark Curry (Bedroom Farce, Dangerous Corner); Robert Duncan (Drop The Dead Donkey) and Elizabeth Power (EastEnders).

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

Tickets £24 – £38.50

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

Bill Kenwright presents The Classic Comedy Theatre Company

by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Robin Herford

 

Cast:

Robert Daws (The Royal, Outside Edge, Roger, Roger)

Deborah Grant (Not Going Out, Bergerac)

Craig Gazey (Coronation Street, The Fully Monty, West End)

Gemma Oaten (Emmerdale, Holby City)

Mark Curry (Actor, TV & Radio presenter)

Robert Duncan (Drop the Dead Donkey)

Elizabeth Power (EastEnders)

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

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