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Richly enjoyable

The Guardian

"The writing, as you’d expect, is pin-sharp."
The Daily Telegraph

"A piece ahead of its time, downroarious and heartily recommended."
The Independent

"The one-liners are as blackly hilarious as anything by Joe Orton."
Financial Times

Enjoy is a rarely-performed gem by one of theatre’s greatest observers of the English way of life.

Written in 1980, Alan Bennett set this dark comedy in his home town of Leeds where an ageing couple are living in the city’s last back-to-back. With the demolition of the area in progress, Wilf and Connie are soon to be re-housed in a brand new maisonette with a waste disposal unit and non-slip vinyl flooring! When a sociologist comes to observe them in their daily life, normality takes a decidedly atypical turn…

With its cast of fifteen extraordinary characters and a stunning visual denouement, Enjoy is an absolute theatrical treat.

Alan Bennett has been a household name for more than forty years. His numerous plays include The History Boys, one of the biggest theatrical sensations of recent years, Habeas Corpus, Forty Years On, Single Spies, The Madness of George III, Talking Heads and The Lady in the Van.



Previews from: 27 January 2009

Opening night: 2 February 2009

Closing night: 16 May 2009


Enjoy is suitable for audiences aged 12 an upwards.

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9 reviews, average rating: (4.7 Stars)

Maggie Peake: “'Enjoy' At The Gielgud Theatre”

Funny but harrowing. The acting was superb, especially Alison Steadman as... more

John Lawrance: “Enjoy : Alan Bennett”

The acting is wonderful,particularly so Alison Steadman, which brings to li... more

Rob Barnes, Norfolk.: “Lift Your Spirits In The North”

Needless to say, a stunning performance with plenty of Bennet one-liners to... more

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