NOMINATED FOR ‘BEST PRODUCTION’ IN THE OFF-WEST END AWARDS – ‘OFFIES’
“A full-bodied and multi layered production, equally enjoyable and profound…”
“Rare Insight have assembled a solid cast for this production”
Gay Star News
“Very rarely do you find yourself saying to yourself, I am happy now. Sometimes you say, I was happy then. Or sometimes even, I will be happy when… But rarely do you get to realise it now.”
Gerry Stratton plans a family meal out to celebrate his wife Laura’s 54th birthday, and proposes a toast to ‘happy times’, he has no idea of the events that will unfold over the course of that evening. Their elder son, Glyn, is now back together with his long-suffering wife Stephanie, and their younger son, Adam, has brought along his new girlfriend to meet the Stratton family for the first time.
Family skeletons intrude on cheerful domesticity as we get a glimpse into the past, present and future of the Stratton household. Time of My Life springs several surprises as Ayckbourn cleverly mixes tragedy and comedy in a piece that both entertains and inspires.
Following a successful run at the Tabard Theatre in 2015, Rare Insight Productions bring their critically acclaimed production to the Jack Studio.
Alan Ayckbourn is an Olivier and Tony Award winning playwright who has written 79 plays, more than half of which have been produced in London’s West End as well as around the world.
The Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH
Dates & Times
Tuesday 12th April – Saturday 30th April 2016 at 7.45pm (Tues to Sat)
ADDITIONAL MATINEE PERFORMANCE ADDED Sat 30th April at 3.30pm
Setting: A small family restaurant in Northern England.
Time: 10.30pm on a Saturday in January, late 1980s.
The scenes in the Restaurant switch between the present, the past and the future throughout the play.
Gerry, a businessman – Mark Steere
Laura, his wife – Hilary Derrett
Glyn, their elder son – Pearce Sampson
Adam, their younger son – Elliot Berry
Stephanie, Glyn´s wife – Charlie McClimens
Maureen – Lauren Scott-Berry/Amelia Newbould
Calvinu and restaurant waiters – Joey Bartram
Director – David Lucas
Set Designer – Paul Lunnon
Scenic Artist – Chiara Pecchioli
Lighting Designer – Joshua Sung
Costume Designer – Debbie Griffiths
Hair and Wig Designer – Mark Anderson
Stage Manager – John Fricker
Assistant Stage Manager – Nathan Babb
Set Construction – Dave Armour and Dave Jones
Accent Coach – David Bauckham
Poster and TOML Logo Design – David Bracher
Graphic Design – Lee Moran, Stephanie Boothroyd, and Rebecca Woodruff
Transport – Rock Solid Removals Limited
Photography – Paul Lunnon
Current 2016 Production photos
Our Previous Production
Our previous production of TIME OF MY LIFE played at the Tabard Theatre in 2015 – View TIME OF MY LIFE (2015 production)