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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Preview: Ten Times Table at Newcastle Theatre Royal


Robert Daws Leads A Star Cast In Alan Ayckbourn’s Hilarious Ten Times Table

Ten Times Table
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Monday 4th – Saturday 8th November 2019

It’s a ‘fete’ worse than death when an all-star cast heads to Newcastle Theatre Royal in multi-award-winning writer Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious comedy Ten Times Table.

The star cast is led by TV and stage actor Robert Daws, who is most loved for his role as Dr. Gordon Ormerod in The Royal as well as his time in other hit shows such as Poldark, Outside Edge and Roger Roger. Joining him is Deborah Grant, best known for playing Wendy in Not Going Out and Deborah Bergerac in Bergerac. Emmerdale and Holby City star Gemma Oaten is joined by Robert Duncan of Drop The Dead Donkey fame and theatre veteran Mark Curry, well known for his appearances in Hollyoaks and as Kevin in Last Of The Summer Wine. Craig Gazey, famous for his portrayal of Graeme Proctor in Coronation Street completes the cast, alongside Elizabeth Power known for playing Christine Hewitt in EastEnders.


In the long-since ‘grand’ ballroom of the local Swan Hotel, a most miscellaneous assemblage gathers to conduct the business of the Pendon Folk Festival, led by excitable chairman Ray.


Unfortunately, for Ray, his calamitous committee quickly divides, as his wife Helen has a bone to pick…


 Add a Marxist schoolteacher, a military dog-breeder and an octogenarian secretary, and the table is set for one of comedy master Ayckbourn’s most hilarious plays. This tumultuous comedy by committee is not to be missed.

The production will be directed by Robin Herford known for his work on the West End hit The Woman In Black, with lighting design by Jason Taylor and sound by Dan Samson. Set and costume design is by Michael Holt.


Photo: Pamela Raith Photography

Tickets:
Ten Times Table is at Newcastle Theatre Royal Monday 4 - Saturday 9 November 2019 playing evenings at 7.30pm and matinees Thu (2pm) and Sat (2.30pm). Tickets from £16.00 can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge) or book online at www.theatreroyal.co.uk


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