IT IS hard to imagine anyone more steeped in the comedies of Alan Ayckbourn than Huddersfield company Dick and Lottie.
This popular team, who take their name from two characters talked about in Ayckbourn plays but never seen, return to the Lawrence Batley Theatre next week.
The company’s 14th Dickie and Lottie show is Living Together, the second of Ayckbourn’s trilogy, The Norman Conquests.
The show opens on Wednesday in the LBT’s Cellar space where evening performances run nightly through until Saturday at 7.45pm with a Saturday matinee at 4pm.
The cast includes Richard McArtney (playing Tom) , Louise Munden (Annie) Maria Sykes (Sarah) Hannah Williams (Ruth), Mark Breen (Reg) and John Cotgrave as Norman.
“It will be a busy week as on the Saturday morning we are in Scarborough performing extracts from Alan's first six plays to participants from around the world taking part in the Ayckbourn Theatre School Weekend,” said John.
“The weekend explores Alan's work from 1957 - 67. We will be teaming up with the equivalent Ayckbourn dedicated company from America - and Alan is pleased that the two companies are joining forces.”
“I’m also directing Alan’s Snake In The Grass for Huddersfield Thespians later in the season so my love for and association with AA is as strong as ever.”
Tickets from the box office on 01484 430528.