The new UK tour is set to open on the 26th January.
This new production of Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year is set to be directed by Michael Cabot and will star Kieran Buckeridge (George) and Sarah Kempton (Doris).
Doris and George meet in 1951, a chance encounter in a Californian motel 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. 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.
Slade’s play was originally produced on Broadway back in 1975 and starred Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda.
This new production is set to open at Malvern Theatres on the 26th January, before touring to Winchester, Mold, Bury St Edmunds, Ilfracombe, Bracknell, Derby, Poole and Eastbourne, concluding at New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme on the 16th April 2022.
Talking about the production, Artistic Director of London Classic Theatre Michael Cabot said: “We’re delighted to be starting rehearsals for this wonderful play. Same Time, Next Year is a charming, nostalgic romantic comedy from the 1970s, with a witty, engaging script. It’s our first new show in two years, so it’s been fantastic to be back in design and costume meetings as part of our pre-production. One of the big challenges of this play is the timeframe, which runs from 1951 to 1975, and convincingly showing the ever-changing fashions and styles as the years go by. Designer Bek Palmer has been ingenious in bringing these very different decades to life.”
The creative team behind the production also includes: set and costume Design by Bek Palmer and lighting design by Matthew Green.
To find out more about the tour visit: http://londonclassictheatre.co.uk/2021/10/27/same-time-next-year/