A Broadway smash hit with a spring in its step

Barefoot In The Park

Barefoot In The Park

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Banish the January blues and take a trip to the Chesil Theatre in Winchester for Barefoot In The Park.

Starting tomorrow, this is a romantic comedy by Neil Simon and directed by Alec Walters.

When newly-weds Corie and Paul Bratter move into their freezing apartment in New York, free-spirited Corie wants to make a home.

But Paul, a straight-laced lawyer, is more interested in developing his career.

When their Bohemian new neighbour drops in, Corie tries to pair him with her lonely mother, exposing cracks in the Bratter’s own marriage.

Barefoot In The Park is one of over 30 plays written by American playwright Neil Simon.

It exploded on to Broadway in 1963, running for over 1,500 performances, and was subsequently made into the highly successful 1967 film starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.

Director Alec Walters says: ‘This has been great fun to work on.

‘On a deeper level it deals with stress and strain in relationships, yet its greatest gift is to allow the audience to study this with great humour.’

Barefoot In The Park takes place from January 24-31 at 7.45pm and January 31 at 2.30pm at the Chesil Theatre in Winchester.

Tickets: £10-12, visit chesiltheatre.org.uk or call 0333 666 3366 to book, booking fee applies.

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