Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society (RADS) will be performing an Alan Ayckbourn comedy next week at the Georgian Theatre Royal.
'This Is Where We Came In' is the first play in RADS Ayckbourn sandwich to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the second opening of the Georgian Theatre.
RADS are also performing a second Ayckbourne play, Improbable Fiction, in the autumn after performing The Critic by Richard Brinsley Sheridan in the summer.
This Is Where We Came In is well into rehearsal and opens at the Georgian on Thursday 21st March. Amanda Heitler, the Director, says: "The play is very funny and is brilliantly written. It is a series of stories that are narrated on stage by an eccentric group of story tellers."
As the play is suitable for family entertainment RADS have included a matinee performance on Saturday 23rd March at 2pm.
RADS have chosen their "Sandwich" to have a link to both the theatre and to Yorkshire. The Ayckbourne plays were both premiered in Scarborough and Sheridan's The Critic written in 1779 was performed in the Georgian 200 years ago. A box in the theatre has been named after him since the theatre first opened in 1788.