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Time of My Life

Date: 6 October 2018 at 7:30PM

When you go to see an Alan Ayckbourn play, you know you'll have a good laugh. But in a typical Ayckbourn way, the humour is tinged with sadness.

The play is set in three different periods of time in a small Italian restaurant in Northern England.

When Gerry Stratton plans a family meal out with his two grown up sons to celebrate his wife, Laura's 54th birthday and proposes an almost prophetic toast to 'happy times', he has no idea of the events that will unfold over the course of that evening. Their elder son, Glyn, is now back together with his long-suffering wife Stephanie, and their younger son, Adam has brought along his new girlfriend, an outrageous hairdresser, to meet the Stratton family for the first time.

Family skeletons intrude on cheerful domesticity as we get a glimpse of Glyn and Stephanie's story unfolding in the future scenes. Meanwhile at another table in the same restaurant, Adam and Maureen's story is played out in reverse chronology, with Gerry and Laura remaining in the present time unpicking their marriage and recalling first love.

Warning: This show contains language and themes of an adult nature.


  • Tickets: £8.50 (Members £7.65)
  • Doors open: 7:00pm
  • Show starts: 7:30pm
  • Box Office: Online sales or Wildly UpBeat Printers (John Trimmer Walk) in Alton
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