Same Time Next Year

Fairfield 15 Season Saver Theatre
Same Time Next Year

Wednesday 07th October, 2020 - Saturday 10th October, 2020


Ashcroft Theatre



Directed by Michael Cabot

Set & Costume Design by Bek Palmer

Lighting Design by Andy Grange


Doris and George meet in 1951, a chance encounter in a Californian hotel that leads to a passionate one-night stand.  Both are married to other people but, soon aware that this might be the start of something, they promise to meet 12 months later.  So begins a romantic love affair that lasts 25 years.

The play charts their lives through the ups and downs of parenthood, career highs and lows as well as the shifting fashions and morals of the passing decades.

Bernard Slade paints a bittersweet, nostalgic and very funny portrait of two likeable protagonists who find themselves in the most unusual of long-term relationships.

One of the world’s most widely staged plays, SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR was originally produced on Broadway in 1975.  It ran for four years, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful film of the same title opposite Alan Alda.


Wednesday - 07th October 2:30 PM Book Now
Wednesday - 07th October 7:45 PM Book Now
Thursday - 08th October 7:45 PM Book Now
Friday - 09th October 7:45 PM Book Now
Saturday - 10th October 2:30 PM Book Now
Saturday - 10th October 7:45 PM Book Now


Genuinely funny and genuinely romantic.

New York Post

Venue Info

Ashcroft Theatre

With increased capacity of over 800 seats the Ashcroft Theatre will present seasons of plays and musicals as well as being home to local community performances and events.  Seasons of live cinema broadcasts will also feature in the programme.

On Monday 16 September 2019, Dame Judi Dench formally re-dedicated the Ashcroft Theatre at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls to her friend and Croydon-born fellow actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft. The award-winning actress unveiled the People’s Picture, a giant commemorative mosaic by artist Helen Marshall.


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Dame Judi Dench unveils Dame Peggy Ashcroft mural