Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
England is cautiously moving out of national lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, but London theatres remain closed to audiences.
The government has not announced firm dates for theatres to open in England, though a suggested date for indoor performances to restart has been given as 17 May 2021, with capacity restrictions.
Larger theatres may be back with full capacity audiences from 21 June.
London theatres are beginning to announce new show dates and we are updating our listings.
However, we advise checking theatre websites to confirm which shows will be playing in the future.
14 Oct to 13 Nov 2021
Jermyn Street Theatre
Image: Jermyn Street Theatre
“I think there might have been a certain amount of misunderstanding.”
Greg only met Ginny a month ago, but he knows they're meant for each other.
When she announces that she's going to visit her parents, Greg 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, but the only thing is - they're not Ginny's parents.
The play that made Alan Ayckbourn's name in 1967 is an enduringly funny comedy of mistaken identities and excruciating misunderstandings.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
Alan Ayckbourn is an Olivier and Tony Award- winning playwright whose work has been translated into 35 languages.
Knighted in 1997, he is the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Robin Herford has a long association with Ayckbourn's work, and was Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.
He directed The Woman in Black, which has run for 30 years in the West End.
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Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday - 3-30pm
Saturday - 3-30pm
Christopher Bonwell - Greg
Rachel Fielding - Sheila
Lianne Harvey - Ginny
James Simmons - Philip
Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Director: Robin Herford
Set designer: Michael Holt
Costume designer: Natalie Titchener
Production: Mill at Sonning Theatre