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Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR Tour

The production opens at Malvern Theatres on 26 January, before touring to Winchester, Mold, Bury St Edmunds, Ilfracombe, Bracknell, Derby and more.

London Classic Theatre will present a new UK tour of Bernard Slade's Same Time, Next Year. Michael Cabot directs Kieran Buckeridge (George) and Sarah Kempton (Doris) in one of the world's most widely staged plays, originally produced on Broadway in 1975.

Check out rehearsal photos below!

The production opens at Malvern Theatres on 26 January, before touring to Winchester, Mold, Bury St Edmunds, Ilfracombe, Bracknell, Derby, Poole and Eastbourne, concluding at New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme on 16 April 2022.

Artistic Director Michael Cabot said today "We're delighted to be starting rehearsals for this wonderful play. Same Time, Next Year is a charming, nostalgic romantic comedy from the 1970s, with a witty, engaging script. It's our first new show in two years, so it's been fantastic to be back in design and costume meetings as part of our pre-production. One of the big challenges of this play is the timeframe, which runs from 1951 to 1975, and convincingly showing the ever-changing fashions and styles as the years go by. Designer Bek Palmer has been ingenious in bringing these very different decades to life."

Doris and George meet in 1951, a chance encounter in a Californian hotel that leads to a passionate one-night stand. Both are married to other people, but, soon aware that this might be the start of something, they promise to meet 12 months later. So begins a romantic love affair that lasts 25 years.

The play charts their lives through the ups and downs of parenthood, career highs and lows as well as the shifting fashions and morals of the passing decades.

Bernard Slade paints a bittersweet, nostalgic and funny portrait of two likeable protagonists who find themselves in the most unusual of long-term relationships.

Tour Dates

Malvern Theatres

26 - 29 January

Box Office: www.malvern-theatres.co.uk / 01684 892277

Theatre Royal Winchester

2 - 5 February

Box Office: www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk / 01962 840440

Theatr Clwyd

8 - 12 February

Box Office: www.theatrclwyd.com / 01352 344101

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

15 - 19 February

Box Office: www.theatreroyal.org / 01284 769505

The Landmark, Ilfracombe

22 - 23 February

Box Office: www.landmark-ilfracombe.com / 01271 316523

South Hill Park, Bracknell

25 - 26 February

Box Office: www.southhillpark.org.uk / 01344 484123

Derby Theatre

8 - 12 March

Box Office: www.derbytheatre.co.uk / 01332 593939

Lighthouse, Poole

25 - 26 March

Box Office: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk / 01202 280000

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

5 - 9 April

Box Office: www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk/venue/devonshire-park-theatre / 01323 412000

New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme

12 - 16 April

Box Office: www.newvictheatre.org.uk / 01782 717962

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR Tour
Kieran Buckeridge and Sarah Kempton

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR Tour
Sarah Kempton

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR Tour
Kieran Buckeridge and Sarah Kempton

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR Tour
Sarah Kempton

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR Tour
Kieran Buckeridge



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