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How the Other Half Loves

Overview

One secret love affair. Two disaster-bound dinner parties. Three couples headed for trouble.

Following huge public and critical acclaim since it opened in March,...

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Running time: The running time will be added as soon as it is confirmed.

Overview

One secret love affair. Two disaster-bound dinner parties. Three couples headed for trouble.

Following huge public and critical acclaim since it opened in March,...

Read More

Running time: The running time will be added as soon as it is confirmed.

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Duke of York's,
St Martin's Lane, ,WC2N 4BG

How the Other Half Loves

One secret love affair. Two disaster-bound dinner parties. Three couples headed for trouble.

Following huge public and critical acclaim since it opened in March, Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious tale of matrimonial mishaps, How the Other Half Loves, directed by Alan Strachan, has moved house to the Duke of York’s Theatre for just 12 weeks!

The star cast includes Olivier Award nominated stage and screen actor Nicholas le Prevost opposite Jenny Seagrove. Jenny starred in Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular in the West End at the Garrick in 2007, and is best known for her role as ‘QC Jo Mills’ in ITV’s Judge John Deed. Jason Merrells - one of TV’s most popular actors from roles in Lark Rise to Candleford, Cutting It and Waterloo Road stars opposite Andrea Lowe best known for playing DS Annie Cabbot in the popular ITV series DCI Banks. Joining them will be Matthew Cottle, from the BAFTA nominated Game On and most recently seen in Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business at the National Theatre in 2014, who stars opposite Gillian Wright. Gillian is nationally known for her award-winning role as ‘Jean Slater’ in EastEnders.

As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses’ intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary Featherstone become hopelessly stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery and with no idea as to how they’ve become involved. The plot culminates in two disastrous dinner parties on successive nights, shown at the same time, after which the future of all three couples seems in jeopardy…

Fondly loved as one of his most popular plays, Ayckbourn’s tale of social graces and personal misunderstanding remains one of the celebrated writer’s most famous comedies.

 

Strictly limited run from 7 July – 1 October

How the Other Half Loves

There are no booking fees for this production.

However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.

How the Other Half Loves Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

The Duke of York’s Theatre has two dedicated Access Champions. Please contact them directly with any queries you may have.

David Scotland
Deputy Theatre Manager
davidscotland@theambassadors.com

Paul Heelis
Deputy Box Office Manager
doybox@theambassadors.com

Alternatively, you can find detailed Access Information in our venue Access guide.  

Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

The Duke of York’s Theatre entrance is on street level where the box office, cloakroom, main foyer area and access toilet are located.  The seating design incorporates two wheelchair spaces in the Royal Circle (level access), with an accompanying companion seat. Alternatively, the patron can transfer into a designated transfer seat in the Royal Circle (level access), while the wheelchair remains in the foyer with front of house staff. Please note that when sitting in the wheelchair spaces there is a restricted view but when using a seat transfer there is a clear view to the stage.  Due to the listed design of the theatre, the auditorium can only accommodate a maximum of two wheelchairs per performance.

 

Wheelchair Space Measurements

Royal Circle Right (when looking at the stage): 85.5cm /  33 ¾ inches wide.

Royal Circle Left (when looking at the stage): 91cm / 35 ¾ inches wide.

The Duke of York’s Theatre has a sound amplification system called MobileConnectMobileConnect is a new system from Sennheiser which operates on WiFi signal.  You can use a venue device to connect to the signal or alternatively, download the MobileConnect app to your own android or apple device. This system can operate with a hearing aid if required.  If you would like to use MobileConnect, please speak to a member of staff when you arrive at the theatre.

The Duke of York’s Theatre offers captioned performances in association with STAGETEXT.  Captioning converts the spoken word into text that provides people with hearing loss access to live performance. In captioning, the words appear on a screen at the same time as they are sung or spoken. Captions also include sound effects and offstage noises. For more information visit www.stagetext.org

Captioned performance dates are announced once scheduled with each show.

A maximum of two guide dogs can be admitted per performance to patrons booking an aisle seat. If preferred, front of house staff can look after the guide dog in the foyer during the performance.

The access toilet is to the right hand side of the main foyer area (level access), opposite the auditorium right entrance to the Royal Circle. Please note: The dimensions of this toilet are 87.5cm wide and 135cm deep.

Duke of York's Theatre Information

Duke of York's Theatre
  • St Martin’s Lane Hotel NCP Car Park.  No street parking available.
  • See our Access page for more information.
  • The Duke of York’s Theatre has two bars located on the Stalls and Upper Circle level.
  • V.I.P. lounge offering various packages, please see the Ambassador Lounge tab.
  • A cloakroom is available at this venue.
Duke of York's Theatre

St Martin's Lane


London
WC2N 4BG


Directions

By bus: Number 24, 29 or 176 to Leicester Square.


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 7623

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 020 7206 1174

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* :

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

NCP Parking

ATG Tickets are pleased to offer you an massive discount on your parking at a safe and convenient NCP Car Park in the heart of the West End. Simply purchase a voucher at the Duke of York's/Piccadilly Theatre Box Office on arrival. This will give you 4 hours of parking for £16, instead of the standard price of £24. An amazing saving! Offer valid at NCP Car Park Parker Street, Parker Mews, London, WC2B 5NT.

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