Studio Theatre, Ashley Road Salisbury

Tickets: Salisbury Information Centre, Fish Row, Salisbury Phone: 01722 342860 or from

Role Play – June 2011

Written by: Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by: Peter Kelly
Assisted by: Linda Hayman

Dates: June 2nd – 4th & 7th – 11th 2011

“Role Play finds Justin and Julie-Ann, both in computers and hopelessly mis-matched in love, about to introduce their respective parents to each other over dinner – Justin’s upper crust alcoholic mother from Surrey and Julie-Ann’s bigoted Yorkshire father and prim mother. Into this doomed Scenario drops, literally, via the balcony upstairs and the river, Paige Petite, a former lap-dancer with suicidal tendencies and her thick, gun-toting minder who is employed by her violent boyfriend. They proceed to wreak havoc on the meticulously planned evening but the brilliantly orchestrated mayhem is tempered by subtle insights into family relationships and class distinctions”

Another Ayckbourne masterpiece. Beautifully crafted characters, cringe-worthy situations, observational comedy at its best. Come along and be entertained as a dinner party goes disastrously wrong.

Cast List
Justin James Coughlan
Julie-Ann Stephanie Biggs
Paige Petite Claire Brooks
Micky Rale Simon Haseley
Derek Jobson Peter Mitchell
Dee Jobson Sarah Kirkpatrick
Arabella Lazenby Jackie Pilkington
Director Peter Kelly
Asst Director Linda Hayman
Stage Manager Colin Hayman
ASM Teddy Woolgrove (syt)
ASM Hebe Fletcher (syt)
Lights Ron Seaman
Sound Georgie Cotterill
Wardrobe Jill Cocovini
Choreography Theo Ross
Prompt Sally Marshall