We invite you to join us at the Essa de Calvi restaurant where the Stratton family are gathered to celebrate matriarch Laura’s birthday and where we can celebrate the 30th anniversary of this fabulous Ayckbourn play. First presented in 1992 Time of My Life is Ayckbourn at his best mixing comedy and tragedy in equal measure and meddling with the fabric of time.
Self-made business man Gerry has arranged a special birthday dinner for wife Laura at the restaurant owned by their old friend Ernesto Calvinu – you might notice a family resemblance between him and several of the waiters! Also invited are their older son Glyn with his long suffering wife Stephanie and their younger son Adam with his new girlfriend Maureen. In this cleverly constructed play the action continues in three time zones – past, present and future as the story unfolds and various skeletons start to emerge from the family cupboard.
“Funny, very funny, and not at all funny; quintessentially Ayckbourn.” London Times