Round and Round The Garden
Metro Theatre Vancouver is thrilled to open our 59th Season, in our 60th Jubilee Year, with Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Round and Round The Garden directed by Catherine Morrison on stage Oct 1 – Oct 16, 2022.
Norman’s desire for conquest takes place in a run-down garden, that, like the cracked plaster walls of the house and the well-worn outdoor chairs, has seen better days.
Alan Ayckbourn is a master of depicting the comic amidst the real everyday hurt, frustration, insecurity, and desire experienced by normal people and his characters exhibit very recognizable traits and dilemmas.
The confusions and interactions happen at the home of sibling, Annie, who cares for her invalid mother. She is single but is friends with her neighbour, Tom, a vet. An unspoken attraction exists between the two but Tom’s inability to express his emotions further than tending to Annie’s cat leads to a simmering frustration on her part. Her brother, Reg and sister-in-law, Sarah, are coming to stay and take over Mother’s care so that Annie can go away for a break. However, no one is aware that Annie’s brother-in-law, Norman, is the one who is whisking her away. Certainly not his wife, Ruth, who is also Annie’s sister. What a tangle! You may think so but events become even more complicated with hilarious consequences.
“The play is funny and topical. It examines human relationships, like family and marriage, through a humorous lens. ” Catherine Morrison, Director.
Tickets: $31.50 Senior/Student or $34.50 Adult (plus GST) can be reserved by calling
the Box Office 604 266 7191 or Purchase Tickets