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Relatively Speaking
Written by Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Played 23rd March 2001 - 14th April 2001 at The Actors Studio, Bangsar
Directed by Richard Harding Gardner Produced by Chae Lian
Relatively Speaking The first play to be presented at the newly-opened Actors Studio Bangsar, Alan Ayckbourn's RELATIVELY SPEAKING starred Malaysian film star Sofia Jane and West End actor Nick Barnes. This production represented several other firsts: the first sale of theatre tickets online, the first West End actor to be hired by a local theatre company, and the first show to play for three-and-a-half weeks at the Bangsar theatre.
Greg - Nick Barnes
Ginny - Sofia Jane
Sheila - Anne James
Philip - Thakurdas Jethwani
Set Designer - Annie Yong
Costume Designer - Akma Suriati
Sound Designer - Wong Pek Fui
Lighting Designer - Mac Chan
Stage Manager - Loh Kok Man
Asst. Stage Manager - Winnie Tan
The Malay Mail12/04/2001 The Malay Mail by Jad Mahidin
If Gardner & Wife continues putting up plays like its ongoing Relatively Speaking, there may be no more need to fly in foreign companies to give Malaysians good quality English comedy + more

The Star05/04/2001 The Star by Rizal Johan
The whole cast was a delight to watch, especially Barnes and James… Thakurdas was perfectly cast for the role of Philip… The sets were impressive and clever… a very enjoyable play + more

The Sun15/04/2001 The Sun by Sherry Siebel
The audiences readily lapped up the various machinations of farce… loved that wondrous revolving thingie with an entire garden on it… the consummate mastery which is Ms James'… a treat to see her take to comedy like an oiled duck to water… Thakurdas stole the show… commanded attention with complete ease… deserved prizes + more

16-22 April 2001 Day & Night by Jacobus Raj
Nick Barnes… pulled off the role with flair… Thakurdas Jethwani as Philip was also an excellent choice + more

Klue27/03/2001 KLue by Juliana Choo
Thakurdas Jethwani… makes a great comeback as Philip… Anne James plays… Sheila so convincingly that you can't help but laugh… The sets are impressively detailed… Gardner's adaptation successful… + more

23/04/2001 The Edge
Performances… were especially strong… Sofia Jane… was very strong in her role… pulled off critical scenes… with ease…