Ten Times Table by Alan Ayckbourn

SHOWING:

2 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER 2018

Evening shows from Tues – Sat.
Thursday matinees until 23 August.
Saturday matinees every week.
Sunday matinees 9 & 16 September.

Long due a revival, TEN TIMES TABLE is a play so funny that it displays playwright Alan Ayckbourn at the top of his game. Alan is a genius at analysing ordinary people in everyday situations.

We follow the planning and disastrous outcome of a group of members of The Pendon community as they plan their small town’s first pageant.

The pageant is to be based on a long lost piece of local history – The Massacre of the Pendon Twelve – where the Earl of Dorset crushed an uprising of rebellious workers.

As the meetings in the run down Swan Hotel progress, we see a natural divison between right-wing supporters of the patronising middle-class Helen, versus the bolshie left-wing teacher Tim and his two adoring female groupies. All have very different views of what the pageant should be and what it represents.

Battle commences. The day of the pageant arrives. And what was a mock-up of the event now becomes the real thing as both sides clash with hilarious and riotous results!

The added bonus of this production is the director Robin Herford. Robin is not only the man responsible for commissioning and directing the internationally famous production of THE WOMAN IN BLACK, but as an actor he has performed in many of Ayckbourn’s premieres in Scarborough, including the original production of TEN TIMES TABLE.

OPENING TIMES
Matinee performances:
Bar open from 11:30am.
Lunch served between 12:15pm and 2pm.
Performance starts at 2:15pm.

Evening performances:
Bar open from 6pm.
Dinner served between 6:15pm and 8pm.
Performance starts at 8:15pm.

CAST LIST:
Antony Eden – Eric
Stuart Fox – Ray
Rhiannon Handy – Philippa
Louise Jameson – Helen
Sarah Lawrie – Sophie
Ben Porter – Donald
Elizabeth Power – Audrey
Ian Targett – Lawrence
Nick Waring – Tim

WRITTEN BY:ALAN AYCKBOURN
DIRECTED BY:ROBIN HERFORD
SET DESIGNER:MICHAEL HOLT

VENUE:
The Mill at Sonning Theatre Ltd
Sonning Eye
RG4 6TY Reading

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