Alan Ayckbourn’s 1967 comedy Relatively Speaking will head to the West End after cracking up British audiences on tour. Starring Felicity Kendal, Jonathan Coy, Kara Tointon and Max Bennett, Relatively Speaking will begin performances May 14, 2013 at the Wyndham’s Theater in London. The farce, about infidelity and mistaken identities, will be directed by Lindsay Posner.
Relatively Speaking tells the story of Greg and Ginny, who are in love and planning to get married. But when Greg finds an unusual pair of slippers under the bed, he gets suspicious. When Ginny heads to the country, she tells Greg she’s visiting her parents, but she actually goes to break off her engagement with Philip. When Greg shows up to meet Ginny unannounced, a complicated series of mistaken identities unravel.
Kendal’s West End credits include Amy’s View, Humble Boy, The Vortex, Mrs. Warren’s Profession and The Last Cigarette. Her film and TV credits include Good Neighbors, Rosemary & Thyme, Shakespeare-Wallah and Doctor Who. Coy appeared in Much Ado About Nothing in the West End and Noises Off on tour. His film and TV credits include Rumpole, Hornblower and Brideshead Revisited. Tointon starred in Pygmalion in the West End. Her film and TV credits include EastEnders and Strictly Come Dancing. Bennett appeared in Mrs. Warren’s Profession in the West End. His film and TV credits include The Duchess, 99 Francs, Anna Karenina and The Sweeney.