STRICTLY Alumni Felicity Kendal And Kara Tointon To Star In RELATIVELY SPEAKING, May 2013
Theatre Royal Bath will present Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking at the Wyndham's Theatre from May 2013.
Beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny and charmingly English, the play marked Ayckbourn's breakthrough West End hit and this production will be its first West End revival since it played at the Duke of York's Theatre in 1967, when the critics hailed the arrival of a great new comic talent.
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. The only thing is... they're not Ginny's parents.
Felicity Kendal is one of the UK's most popular actresses who shot to fame in BBC television's 'The Good Life'. This will be the first time she has starred in an Alan Ayckbourn play since the West End premiere of The Norman Conquests in 1973.
Jonathan Coy's 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 the 2011 West End production of Much Ado About Nothing, with David Tennant.
Kara Tointon was recently on the West End stage in Pygmalion (alongside Rupert Everett) and Absent Friends. Her television credits include 'Dinotopia', 'Jonathan Creek', 'Bedlam', 'The Bill', 'EastEnders' (multiple episodes), 'Dream Team' and 'Harry and Cosh' (multiple episodes), while her films include 'The Last Passenger', 'The Sweeney', 'The Football Factory' and 'Never Play With The Dead'.
Max Bennett's theatre credits include Posh (Royal Court at Duke of York's), In Basildon (Royal Court), Luise Miller(Donmar Warehouse), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Headlong), Fabrication [Affabulazione] (The Print Room), Danton's Death (National Theatre), Mrs Warren's Profession (Comedy Theatre), Waste (Almeida), Romeo and Juliet (Theatre of Memory at Middle Temple Hall), Thyestes (BAC) and Finisterre (Theatre503). 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 at the Old Vic andAbigail's Party.
Designer Peter McKintosh is the winner of an Olivier Award for Crazy For You in the West End and was Olivier nominated for Hello Dolly. His production of The 39 Steps, currently in the West End, received two Tony nominations on Broadway.