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Intimate Exchanges

By Alan Ayckbourn

Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate Colchester Essex CO1 1PT
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Regular trains every 15 mins London Liverpool St to Colchester, Last train to London 23:03

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Intimate Exchanges by Alan Ayckbourn repertory season from Thurs 7 March – Saturday 22 June. The plays are directed by Robin Herford with design by Michael Holt. Ruth Gibson and Gwynfor Jones play all the characters in 4 of the eight inter-related plays. These are presented in sequence between other Main House productions.

One Man Protest runs from Thurs 18 April for 13 performances,

Events on a Hotel Terrace is presented from 7 March for 12 performances: A Pageant from Wed 8 May for 14 performances, A Game of Golf from Wed 12 June for 10 performances.

Robin Herford’s early career was with Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. He was in the original 16 play production of Intimate Exchanges in 1982. He has appeared in the original production of more Ayckbourn plays than any other actor, from ‘Ten Times Table’ to ‘Henceforward’. He has directed ‘The Woman In Black’ which has been in the West End for 17 years.

Alain Resnais directed the French version of Intimate Exchanges entitled ‘Smoking/No Smoking’ which won 5 Cesar Awards in 1993 and starred Sabine Azéma.

Ruth Gibson has appeared in many Ayckbourn productions including in ‘My Wonderful Day’ at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, New York 2009 and UK tour 2010. She was in Arnold Wesker’s ‘The Kitchen’ at the National 2011. Gwynfor Jones played the title role in ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ directed by Kate Saxon at Watford Palace, and has been in other productions for her with The English Touring Theatre. He was in Headlong’s The Winter’s Tale. Michael Holt has designed many Alan Ayckbourn productions including ‘Intimate Exchanges’ at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and New York 2007.

Events on a Hotel Terrace from Thurs 7 March for 12 performances: One Man Protest from Thurs 18 April for 13 performances: A Pageant from Wed 8 May for 14 performances, A Game of Golf from Wed 12 June for 10 performances.

20 February 2013