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Truth Will Out

A rehearsed reading by professional actors of an Alan Ayckbourn play scheduled for 2020, but which never saw the light of day due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

17 September


The Round

Approx. 2h 30m (including interval)


It was due to be on our stage in the summer of 2020, but we all know what happened there…

Everyone has secrets. Certainly former shop steward George, his right-wing MP daughter Janet, investigative journalist Peggy, and senior civil servant Sefton, do.

And all it’s going to take is one tech-savvy teenager with a mind of his own and time on his hands to bring their worlds tumbling down – and maybe everyone else’s along with them. A storm is brewing…

Truth Will Out is an up-to-the-minute satire on family, relationships, politics and the state of the nation from the pen of one of our greatest modern moralists, Alan Ayckbourn.

This rehearsed reading by professional actors will be the first time the author has ever heard it read aloud (and rumour has it he fancies playing one of the parts himself).

The Crafty Art of Ayckbourn

The reading of Truth Will Out is part of a series of fundraising events for the Stephen Joseph Theatre (Registered Charity: 253606). You can purchase tickets to each event individually or get exclusive benefits by purchasing the following packages as part of the fundraiser:

Package A - VIP (£150 per person)

  • Tickets to the full production of Alan Ayckbourn's latest play Constant Companions on Saturday 16 September, tickets to the reading of Truth Will Out on Sunday 17 September and tickets to The Crafty Art of Playmaking with Alan Ayckbourn on Friday 15 September.

  • A post-show gala event in Eat Me Café at the SJT following the reading of Truth Will Out, attended by Alan Ayckbourn and the cast. This includes a buffet dinner and glass of prosecco.

  • A souvenir programme.

Package B - VIP: Behind The Scenes (£550 per person)

Everything from Package A plus:

  • Lunch with Alan Ayckbourn and actors from the Constant Companions company.

  • Exclusive behind the scenes sessions with staff from the SJT.

  • A talk with Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist Simon Murgatroyd.

To purchase either Package A or Package B please contact us directly by calling our Box Office on 01723 370541 or emailing. This will ensure we can book your preferred seats for each event in one easy transaction.


Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn




17th September




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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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