Robot woman and man with a teapot


By Alan Ayckbourn
Wed 22 - Sat 25 February 2017
Tickets £18 - £33*

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Sometime, in the not-too-distant future, composer Jerome struggles vainly to complete his life’s masterwork about love. 

With the help of a deranged android childminder, Jerome hatches a cunning plan to retrieve his source of artistic inspiration, his beloved daughter Geain, from her mother, his hostile estranged ex-wife.

But the best laid plans of men and mechanical women...

A new revival directed by the author, Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy was first produced in Scarborough in 1987 and subsequently at the Vaudeville Theatre, London in 1988, starring Ian McKellen and Jane Asher, where it won the Evening Standard Best Comedy award.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes including an interval

Age Guidance

Suitable for 12+


Wednesday - Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £18/£23/£28/£33*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £18/£23/£28*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.

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Alan Ayckbourn (Director)
Roger Glossop (Set Designer)
Rebecca Cartwright (Costume Designer)
Jason Taylor (Lighting Designer)
Sarah Hughes (Casting Director)


  • Woman pouring coffee
  • Woman smiling
  • Woman and man
  • Woman at keyboard
  • 'Darkly funny'

  • 'The theatrical Titan’s 1987 futuristic hit displays an eerie prescience'