SITCOM actress and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Felicity Kendal joins the cast of an Alan Ayckbourn play in the region soon.
Best known for her work on The Good Life, Kendal stars in Relatively Speaking at Milton Keynes Theatre which runs from May 6 to 11. She will be appearing alongside Kara Tointon, Jonathan Coy and Max Bennett.
It tells the story of Greg, who only met Ginny a month ago, but she has already made up his mind that she’s the girl for him. When she tells him that she’s going to visit her parents, he decides this is the moment to ask her father for his daughter’s hand.
Discovering a scribbled address, he follows her to Buckinghamshire where he finds Philip and Sheila enjoying a peaceful Sunday morning breakfast in the garden. The only thing is that they are not Ginny’s parents.
This new production of the hilarious comedy of misunderstandings, Relatively Speaking comes to Milton Keynes prior to its West End transfer.
Kendal is one of the most popular actresses in the county having also appeared in the sitcom Solo and the detective series Rosemary and Thyme.
Ginny is played by Kara Tointon, who starred in 300 episodes of the hit soap Eastenders as Dawn Swann and was also the winner of Strictly Come Dancing the same year that Kendal appeared on the show.
Playing Philip is actor Jonathan Coy who has worked on television for many years but he recently appeared on the BAFTA award-nominated BBC2 series Parade’s End alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and in all three series of the ITV drama series Downton Abbey.
The play is on at 7.30pm each evening with a matinee on Wednesday and Saturday starting at 2.30pm. Tickets cost between £15 and £33.50 and they can be booked by calling the box office on 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.co.uk/miltonkeynes.