Alan Ayckbourn's productions have been highly acclaimed at the Brits Off Broadway starting with Private Fears In Public Places in 2005. This will be the playwright's sixth visit to the festival.
Writer and director Alan Ayckbourn said: “A chance to see, for those who doubt it (!) how my work has changed over 40 years. I must say, I hardly recognised myself...”
New York marks the culmination of a UK tour for the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, in association with Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, with Hero's Welcome and Confusions
The plays will tour to Guildford, Cambridge, Bath, Windsor, Eastbourne and Malvern from January to March before heading to the Brits off Broadway Festival in New York in the summer.
The cast also appear in Hero’s Welcome with a sixth company member, Evelyn Hoskins who now joins the tour, having made her SJT debut in the musical adaptation of Alan Ayckbourn's The Boy Who Fell Into A Book in 2014.
The 2016 tour begins at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre (13 – 23 January), followed by Cambridge Arts Theatre (1-6 February), Theatre Royal Windsor (8 – 13 February), Theatre Royal Bath (15-20 February), Eastbourne Theatres (22-27 February) and Malvern Theatres (29 February - 5 March).
Tickets for Confusions and Hero’s Welcome for all UK venues can be booked through the Stephen Joseph Theatre website at www.sjt.uk.com.