Sunday, May 19, 2019

Preview - Barefoot in the Park - Royalty Theatre


The Royalty Theatre will continue their 2018/19 season with Neil Simon’s comedy Barefoot in the Park.

The 1963 play by the author of The Odd Couple follows newlyweds Corrie and Paul in their New York apartment.  While Corrie is a carefree spirit who’ll happily run barefoot in the park, Paul is more of a worrier – but Corrie believes he can be more easy-going.

The play is co-directed by James Errington and Helen Bowie, a couple who met at the Royalty.  Helen says “We are delighted to be producing Barefoot in the Park at the Royalty Theatre. Although times have changed since its release in 1963, at the heart of it, it's still a play about the ups and downs of a relationship. And we've both found some of the scenes very reflective of our own relationship, which makes it even more of a giggle.”

Helen and James recently tasted theatrical success at the semi-finals of the All-England Theatre Festival, where James shared the Best Actor award with Alex Goodchild, for their performances in Jesu Mercy, which was written by Helen.

Barefoot in the Park runs from 20th to 25th May and features a cast headed by two Royalty newcomers:  Kylie Archer plays Corrie, with Daniel Hart playing Paul.

Tickets are £8/£6.50 in advance and can be booked via or by phone on 0333 666 3366.  If purchasing on the door prices are £9/£7.50. 

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