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Constant Companions

In his 89th play Alan Ayckbourn weaves together the story highflying lawyer Lorraine, lonely bachelor Don and technician Winston with characteristic humour and compassion.

7 September - 7 October

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The Round

Approx. 2h 45m (including interval)

About

Lorraine is a fabulously successful lawyer of a certain age. Jan Sixty is the janitor of her building, an android of indeterminate age. In a not-too-distant future humans have turned to artificial friends for companionship without compromise, can Lorraine and Jan find true love?

In Constant Companions, Alan Ayckbourn weaves together their stories and those of lonely bachelor Don, technician Winston, PA Sylvia and android maid Edie with characteristic humour and compassion.

Alan Ayckbourn is one of the UK’s most successful playwrights. Constant Companions is his 89th play – most of them have premiered here at the SJT. Inducted into American Theatre’s Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Critics’ Circle Award for Services to the Arts, he became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards. 

Praise for Ayckbourn's previous work:

"He is a kind of English Chekhov who is also an incomparably fine director of his own serious comedies"
Wall Street Journal

"Inventive and empathetic, timely and fun"
The Times

"Hilarious... deeply moving"
The Yorkshire Post

“Tenderly written, ingeniously constructed”
The Stage

Access Performances

Captioned: Thursday 28 September, 7.30pm
Dementia Friendly & Captioned: Thursday 28 September, 1.30pm
BSL Signed & Audio Described: Saturday 30 September, 2.30pm
Socially Distanced: Monday 11 September, 7.30pm

Post-show Q&A: Thursday 21 September, 7.30pm

Previews: On Thursday 7 September ticket prices are capped at £16 for all seats.

Age guidance: 12+

Credits

Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn

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Dates

Thursday

7th September

7:30pm

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Friday

8th September

7:30pm

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Saturday

9th September

2:30pm

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Saturday

9th September

7:30pm

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Monday

11th September

7:30pm

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Tuesday

12th September

7:30pm

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Wednesday

13th September

7:30pm

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Thursday

14th September

1:30pm

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Thursday

14th September

7:30pm

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Friday

15th September

7:30pm

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Saturday

16th September

2:30pm

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Saturday

16th September

7:30pm

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Monday

18th September

7:30pm

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Tuesday

19th September

7:30pm

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Wednesday

20th September

7:30pm

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Thursday

21st September

1:30pm

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Thursday

21st September

7:30pm

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Friday

22nd September

7:30pm

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Saturday

23rd September

2:30pm

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Saturday

23rd September

7:30pm

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Monday

25th September

7:30pm

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Tuesday

26th September

7:30pm

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Wednesday

27th September

7:30pm

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Thursday

28th September

1:30pm

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Thursday

28th September

7:30pm

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Friday

29th September

7:30pm

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Saturday

30th September

2:30pm

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Saturday

30th September

7:30pm

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Monday

2nd October

7:30pm

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Tuesday

3rd October

7:30pm

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Wednesday

4th October

7:30pm

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Thursday

5th October

1:30pm

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Thursday

5th October

7:30pm

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Friday

6th October

7:30pm

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Saturday

7th October

2:30pm

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Saturday

7th October

7:30pm

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Re-sales & exchanges: We must have the ticket at the Box Office in order to perform a re-sale or exchange. We regret we cannot refund money but four or more days prior to the performance we will exchange it for an alternative performance, within three days of the performance we will attempt to re-sell the ticket on your behalf. Both services are subject to a charge of £1.50 per ticket. Latecomers: Anyone arriving once the performance has begun will not be admitted until a suitable break which, on occasion, may be the interval. Content: Where possible we do indicate if strong language and/or adult content is used. Customers are advised to contact the Box Office with any concerns before booking tickets. Please note: the re-sale of tickets is prohibited.

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