Celebrate Christmas early with classic Ayckbourn comedy at Lyceum Theatre Oldham

LYCEUM THEATRE Oldham continues its season with Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious, rarely-performed comedy ‘LIFE & BETH’ on 11-19 November 2016.

lyceumSet in the living room of recently-bereaved Beth, preparations are underway for a low-key first Christmas without her husband.

However, her gregarious, inappropriate family have other ideas of how to help her get over herself. Frustrated and tired, Beth soon realises it’s more than the living who want to remind her of her former life.

‘LIFE & BETH’ is the third in a trilogy of Ayckbourn plays named ‘THINGS THAT GO BUMP’ but it stands on its own as a ghostly comedy exposing the awkwardness of family get-togethers alongside a subconscious inability to let go.

This production is directed by local retired teacher Ian Orry, who regularly directs, performs and designs sets for Lyceum Theatre Oldham, as well as other amateur theatre companies in the area.

Lyceum Theatre Oldham achieved unprecedented success last season, with all its shows selling out, often before the production even opened.

Many more people are enjoying the new seating and special atmosphere of the wonderful basement theatre in the centre of Oldham.

‘LIFE & BETH’ runs from 11 – 19 November 2016 at 7.30pm (no performance Sunday 13 November). Tickets cost £8 and are available online: lyceumtheatre.org.uk or by calling the Box Office: 0161 627 1032.

Find out more on the Lyceum website: lyceumtheatre.org.uk or on their social media.

 

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