Summer Playhouse season confirmed for Eastbourne

Travels With My Aunt (contributed pic)Travels With My Aunt (contributed pic)
Travels With My Aunt (contributed pic)
Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Theatre is to host a series of productions from production team phil&ben this June/July with Summer Playhouse at the Park, a mini-season of high-quality plays which also includes a season discount when buying tickets for all three shows.

To book call the box office on 01323 412000 or online at

phil&ben whose previous productions include Gaslight, Absent Friends, Men of the World, Dial M for Murder and Boeing Boeing, are bringing to Eastbourne new productions of Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn (June 20-29), Graham Green’s Travels with my Aunt (July 4-13) and Dangerous Obsession (July 18-27) by N J Crisp. The season discount gives 15 per cent off all tickets when booking all three productions in the summer playhouse season. Casting information will be confirmed.

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A spokesman said: “Alan Ayckbourn’s multi-award-winning Table Manners (June 20-29) is a timeless and hilarious observational comedy following a disastrous weekend of misunderstandings. Written in 1973 it’s one of the trilogy of plays written by Ayckbourn under the umbrella of The Norman Conquests. Featuring an unlikely lothario, a slow-witted suitor and an assortment of increasingly bewildered partners, laughs aplenty can be expected in this iconic comedy.

“Graham Green’s Travels with my Aunt (July 4-13) has been adapted for the stage by Giles Havergal to create a delightful comedy. When retired mild-mannered Henry Pulling meets his long-lost eccentric and amoral 75-year-old Aunt Augusta at his mother's funeral, little does he realise his world of quiet suburban domesticity will be replaced by a whirlwind of adventures that transport him from Brighton to Paris, Istanbul and Paraguay.

“Completing the trio of productions is Dangerous Obsession (July 18-27) by N J Crisp. This psychological thriller will keep audiences guessing until the final thrilling and nerve-jangling climax. When a mysterious stranger arrives at the front door of a happily married couple, they find themselves at the mercy of his Dangerous Obsession. This thriller will leave audiences on nail-biting tenterhooks until the trail of revelations is finally revealed.”