Thurs 24th - Sat 27th September & Tues 29th September - Sat 3rd October 1992
Directed by David Hemsley-Brown
Ayckbourn at his comic best as love is sought, fought for, won and lost in a tangle of suburban relationships. Dreamer Leonard, pompous Graham and sporting Peter all want the same girl, but she may prefer Bernard the fishing gnome....
'Time And Time Again' was written in 1971 and premiered at The Library Theatre, Scarborough that same year. Mistaken identity and Battenburg cake combine to amuse audiences who see love born during a cricket match and lost during a game of football. A fishing gnome also features in this witty tale of British eccentricity. The play opens in spring after a funeral. We meet husband and wife; Graham and Anna, Anna's brother Leonard, Graham's employee Peter and Peter's girlfriend Joan who are having tea. Some months later and Joan's affections have transferred to Leonard - although Peter is blissfully unaware. When the penny does eventually drop for Peter it drops entirely in the wrong direction and he thinks it is it the lecherous Graham who has stolen Joan from him. Needless to say, confusion ensues.
This play was staged at Havant Arts Centre, East Street Havant - Bench Theatre's home since 1977.
|Graham||Peter le Feuvre|
|Stage Manager||Aislinn D'Souza|
|Set Design||David Hemsley-Brown|
|Front of House||Rita de Bunsen|