Devonshire Park Theatre
Same Time Next Year

By Bernard Slade

Cast Kieran Buckeridge, Sarah Kempton, Directed by Michael Cabot

Doris and George meet in 1951, a chance encounter in a Californian hotel that leads to a passionate one-night stand.  Both are married to other people but, soon aware that this might be the start of something, they promise to meet 12 months later.  So begins a romantic love affair that lasts 25 years.

The play charts their lives through the ups and downs of parenthood, career highs and lows as well as the shifting fashions and morals of the passing decades.

Bernard Slade paints a bittersweet, nostalgic and very funny portrait of two likeable protagonists who find themselves in the most unusual of long-term relationships.

One of the world's most widely staged plays, Same Time, Next Year was originally produced on Broadway in 1975.  It ran for four years, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful film of the same title opposite Alan Alda.

“A beautifully crafted production…immensely watchable”

The Malvern Observer

“The two actors were spectacular in their roles, their incredible chemistry made the moments of comedy brilliantly funny whilst making the moments of sadness between them all the more heartbreaking”

Worcester News

“Never for a moment do these two fine actors lose the closeness of the relationship, responding to every nuance of the changing moods”

British Theatre Guide

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