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How The Other Half Loves

A series of disastrous dinner parties, pitched battles, misinterpreted phone calls and reconciliations.

How The Other Half Loves

This play is to be delayed

We regret that due to unavoidable and unforeseeable circumstances it is necessary for us to delay the staging of this play until April of next year. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope you will return to us in April. In the meantime we will arrange for refunds for anyone who has already purchased tickets.


Alan Ayckbourn’s wickedly funny farce “How the Other Half Loves”. There are three couples, the men all working for the same firm. One of the younger men is having an affair with the wife of the oldest, and when each returns home suspiciously late one night or early one morning they invent a story about having to spend some time smoothing domestic matters in the home of the third couple. Of course, the third couple have to show up to put the fat in the fire, but that complication only adds to the fun of this famous farce.


This is the most performed Ayckbourn play and best displays his wicked sense of humour and his skill in the use of both time and space, challenging the audience perceptions throughout. it is a complex story both in the manipulation of space and time.