New Alan Ayckbourn for Christmas at Stephen Joseph Theatre

Russell Dixon and Jacquline King appear in No Knowing
Russell Dixon and Jacquline King appear in No Knowing

Family secrets are uncovered after a 40th wedding anniversary party in the latest play by playwright Alan Ayckbourn.

No Knowing can be seen at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough from December to Christmas Eve.

“Forty years of married bliss? At least that’s what Arthur and Elspeth seem to be telling the guests at their anniversary party,” said Ayckboyrn.

“But are they both being completely truthful? Or are there things they’re not telling us?

“Certainly their son and daughter, Nigel and Alison, have their doubts. But as with most marriages, where does the truth really lie?

“The plain fact is, there’s absolutely no knowing, is there?”

No Knowing stars Russell Dixon and Jacqueline King as Arthur and Elspeth, with Bill Champion and Laura Matthews as their son and daughter, Nigel and Alison.

Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn, it’s designed by Kevin Jenkins, with lighting design by Tigger Johnson.

No Knowing can be seen in the Stephen Joseph’s McCarthy auditorium at 8pm on December 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22 and December 23; and 3pm on December 3, 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 23 and Christmas Eve.

Tickets are priced at £16, with discounts available for groups, and can be booked at the box office on 01723 370541 or via the website: www.sjt.uk.com

Playing in the main house for Christmas is Pinocchio which runs from Thursday December 8 to Saturday December 31.