With friends like these, who needs enemies - Alan Ayckbourn's comedy classic arrives in Coventry

Posted on 29 May 2015

Warring wives, battling colleagues, secret love affairs and a hostess on the verge of an emotional breakdown – welcome to the tea party from hell!

It’s time to top up on trifle and stock up on vol-au-vents for the arrival of Alan Ayckbourn’s retro comedy Absent Friends from Mon 8 – Sat 13 June. Set in the summer of 74, this painfully funny and sharply observed ‘comedy of embarrassment’ follows a well-intentioned tea party gone wrong as lingering resentments and deep-rooted jealousies threaten to disturb the fragile peace….

You can enjoy a sneak peek of the party by checking out the hilarious teaser trailer below!

If you like your comedy complete with an added helping of social awkwardness, make sure you join us at the party and book now!

Tickets for Absent Friends are available now and are priced from £11.25 – £26. To book, call our friendly Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or visit where tickets are cheaper.