My Wonderful Day

PUBLISHED: 17:48 27 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

AN AWARD-WINNING playwright and director is bringing his latest sensation to a stage in Bath.

AN AWARD-WINNING playwright and director is bringing his latest sensation to a stage in Bath.

Alan Ayckbourn's new play offers a fascinating insight into the world of adults as seen through a child's eyes as My Wonderful Day takes arrives at the Theatre Royal Bath.

He is one of the world's most successful living playwrights and is internationally acclaimed as a director.

Heavily pregnant Laverne is accompanied by her nine year-old daughter, Winnie, when she arrives for her cleaning job at the North London household of an overbearing television presenter.

Winnie has to write an essay for a school project entitled My Wonderful Day, so she takes up a tucked away position in the corner of the house to dutifully write down exactly what she sees.

As the drama unfolds, the increasingly chaotic events become the subject of the day in question.

Prepare to be appalled by how a child sees the adult world in Ayckbourn's perceptive and hilarious new work.

The director has received more than 25 awards and honors, including an Olivier and a Moliere, Playwright of the Year, the British Guild of Writers' Lifetime Achievement Award and a knighthood for services to the theatre.

As a playwright he is known in Britain for rolling out many exceptional performances and his numerous plays include Bedroom Farce, Seasons Greetings, The Norman Conquests and Absurd Person Singular.

This, his 73rd play, visits Bath direct from its world premiere in Scarborough and a stint in New York as part of the Brits off Broadway Festival.

The play will be on show from February 1-6 and stars Ayesha Antoine, Terence Booth, Ruth Gibson, Paul Kemp, Petra Letang and Alexandra Mathie.

Tickets, priced £15.50 - 31.50, are available on 01225 448844.

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