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Relatively Speaking

by Alan Ayckbourn A Wiltshire Creative production
4 - 28 September 2019 In the Main House at Salisbury Playhouse
RELATIVELY SPEAKING. Photo by Helen Murray

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Wednesday 4 September – Saturday 28 September at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.15pm


Greg and Ginny are living together. Ginny is keen to marry Greg, but with unfamiliar slippers under the bed and a delivery of flowers and chocolates, Greg is becoming suspicious that he is not the only man in her life.

When Ginny says she is visiting her parents, a dizzying series of misunderstandings unravel into chaotic comedy in this brilliantly constructed play – Ayckbourn’s first big West End hit.


“Sublimely funny” The Fine Times Recorder

“Phenomenally good” Plays International

“A wonderful production” British Theatre Guide

“Fast-paced, beautifully crafted” Valley News


"Quick, fast paced, witty and clever!"

"...made me laugh out loud."

"Hilarious, tears of laughter all round."

Audience member comments



Book for all three of our plays (Relatively SpeakingBreaking the Code and Blood Wedding) at the same time and save 15%. View Booking Details for further information.


Generously supported by Jim Douglas


Booking Details

Tickets £29 - £13

Post Show Talk Tuesday 17 September


Running Time
Act 1 approx 60 minutes
20 minute interval
Act 2 approx 45 minutes

Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.

Should it become necessary for you to leave the auditorium once the show has started, re-admittance to your original seat may not be possible due to the intimate nature of the seating.



For Relatively Speaking and Breaking the Code, the Main House will be transformed.  With seating on all sides of the stage you will find yourself closer than ever to the action.  Please see our new seating plan upon booking your tickets for both of these productions.

If you require any further information regarding accessibility for our new seating layout, please contact our Ticket Sales team who will be happy to help.


Book for all three of our plays (Relatively Speaking, Breaking The Code and Blood Wedding) at the same time and save 15%

Members save 20% and can exchange their tickets for an alternative performance of the same production up to 7 days before the original performance.

(the same number of tickets at the same price must be booked together at the same time; this offer is subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount and may be withdrawn at any time).

Access Performances

Captioned Performance 
Captioned performance Wednesday 25 September at 7.30pm
(speech is relayed live onto a screen, similar to television subtitles and ideal for those who may find it difficult hearing every word)


Audio Described 
Audio Description & Touch Tour Thursday 26 September at 2.15pm & 7.30pm
(a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)
Touch Tours (accompanying audio described performances, designed for blind or partially sighted audience members) the touch tours will start 90 minutes before the performance time


British Sign Language performance Friday 27 September at 7.30pm
(an interpreter stands at the side of the stage)

Cast & Creatives

Relatively Speaking cast for web

Director Jo Newman

Designer James Button

Lighting Designer Chris Davey

Sound Designer Michael Scott

Casting Director Gabrielle Dawes CDG

Further Information


Director Jo Newman talks to set and costume designer James Button about the hilarious Alan Ayckbourn comedy Relatively Speaking.


Read an interview with Caroline Harker of the cast here on our blog