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Time of My Life


Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Steve Williamson

16 - 24 April 1999

Gerry Stratton has organised a small family dinner with his sons Glyn and Adam at his favourite restaurant to celebrate his wife Laura's 54th birthday. Glyn is with his long-suffering wife Stephanie, and their marriage looks to be on firmer ground than it once was; Adam has brought along his new girlfriend Maureen, an outrageous hairdresser, and they are both eager to impress. The occasion suggests a happy domestic scene, but gradually we are made aware of the family skeletons. We discover that Glyn faithlessness knows no bounds, that the family transport business has been hit by the recession, and that Laura has been unfaithful to her husband. The present opens up to have Glyn's story move forward in time and Adam's backwards, while at the centre Gerry and Laura pick apart their marriage and recall first love.

Gerry (a businessman) Peter de la Wyche
Laura (his wife) Adele Taylor
Glyn (their elder son) Al Fowkes
Adam (their younger son) Daniel Lewis
Stephanie (Glyn's wife) Jane Newman
Maureen (an outrageous hairdresser) Jo Freeman
Calvinu (a restaurant owner)
Tuto (head waiter)
Aggi (a waiter)
Dinka (another waiter)
Bengie (yet another waiter)
Victor Hassan