Two Ayckbourn plays in two weeks at the Sarah Thorne Theatre

Two play directed by Michael Friend will be staged in two weeks at the Sarah Thorne Theatre in Broadstairs.

A Garden Fete and A Game of Golf from Alan Ayckbourn’s Intimate Exchanges will be performed at the Fordoun Road venue.

Can Toby a headmaster with the largest collection of empty whisky bottles in the country stop his wife, Celia, from throwing herself into the arms of Lionel, his school’s handyman?

Can Celia keep her husband safe from the clutches of young Sylvie who wants an education – and more?

Then add in Lionel’s father Joe a man with a poem for every occasion, Irene Pridworthy and her redoubtable team of lady golfers, and Rowena wife of the school governor  working her way through her husband’s entire squash team.

A tour de force for two actors, involves the characters in a roundabout of mischance, misunderstandings and choices based only on the merest chance.

 Dates and times

A Garden Fete

 Friday 14 April at 7.30pm. Saturday 15 April at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Sunday 16 April at 6.30pm

A Game of Golf

 Friday 21 April at 7.30pm. Saturday 22 April at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Sunday 23 April at 6.30pm


Tickets cost £14 in advance and to members of the Sarah Thorne Theatre Company and £16 on the doors and to non-members.

Book by calling the box office on 01843 863701 (Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm) or go to