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By Alan Ayckbourn

‘Alan Ayckbourn's brilliant double-bill comes thrillingly alive’ The Stage ★★★★

‘A crowning delight for a perfect summer's evening's entertainment.’ Whatsonstage ★★★★

'This is the perfect summer entertainment filled with humour and Ayckbourn’s wonderful exploration of life.' British Theatre Guide

‘Perfect comic timing as well as emotional truth.’ The Stage ★★★★

‘A set-up that could have been designed for the Watermill’ Oxford Times ★★★★★

‘Both productions were a hoot. The standard of acting was exceptional and the timing perfect’ Newbury Theatre

'A summer treat…entertainment of the highest quality’ Newbury Weekly News

‘Seeing both plays (which I strongly recommend) provides the fun and satisfaction of getting closer to characters you met in one, and meeting proper characters who barely figure in the other.’ Whatsonstage ★★★★

Thu 25 May 2017 - Sat 01 Jul 2017

To find out more and book tickets, please click on your chosen show below.



Book Tickets for House
Book Tickets for Garden

Alan Ayckbourn’s pair of comedies will be performed simultaneously by the same cast between the theatre and covered seating in its beautiful gardens. With hilarious consequences, one character’s entrance to House in the theatre is another’s exit outside from Garden in this fast-paced duo of plays!

These two masterful Ayckbourn plays will be performed both inside and out, promising to be very special productions that will be epic and intimate in equal measure.

House and Garden ’s storyline can be enjoyed through the eyes of different characters in either the theatre or the garden. House and Garden are both full length plays and can be watched in either order, so if you have not yet booked for both you may wish to return and watch the other play at a later date. For more information about each play, please click either House or Garden. 

Performance Times 

Monday to Saturday at 7pm
Thursday and Saturday matinées at 2pm