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How The Other Half Loves

How The Other Half Loves
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Moira Darby
30 October – 2 November 1974

There are three couples in this play, the men all working for the same firm. One of the younger men is having an affair with the wife of the oldest, and when each returns home suspiciously late one night or early one morning they invent a story about having to spend some time smoothing domestic matters in the home of the third couple. Both living rooms are shown in the single set, and both share a common dining room which takes on a character of its own as it serves two dinners simultaneously on two different nights. Of course, the third couple have to show up to put the fat in the fire, but that complication only adds to the fun of this famous farce.


Frank Foster – Phil Holden
Fiona Foster – Betty Willard
Bob Phillips – Keith Reynolds
Terry Phillips – Doreen Sackman
William Featherstone – Peter Morris
Mary Featherston – Mary Gibson


Stage Manager and Set Design – Ernest Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager – Carol Fitzjohn
Lighting – Colin Lincoln
Sound – Mike Auvray
Properties – Janice Wood and Lynne Grizelle
Set Constructed by – Guild Workshop