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The Bench

A hilarious comedy play written by award winning Scottish writer and comedian Keir McAllister.
The Bench

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Joe is in crisis; his life is filled with obligations which he feels he is failing to fulfil. Each day he takes a moment of quiet reflection sitting on The Bench.

To Sandy, mourning the loss of his Maggie, The Bench is a memorial to her memory.

Join them as they attempt, through an epic conflict of passive aggression, to both impose their purpose on The Bench. This conflict will change the two of them, and potentially find a solution to
the eternal question – when is a bench not a bench?

A satirical comedy about finding a safe place in a threatening world.


Written by the award-winning Keir McAllister (Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats) and directed by James Tanton, who co-founded the National Production Company in 2017. His work as a director and actor ranges across film and theatre including Horrible Histories, Jekyll and Hyde, Macbeth and a one man version of the Michael Morpurgo book, Private Peaceful.

The Bench

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More about tickets

Group Tickets (where available) and Row E (reserved for wheelchairs) are not available online. Please call the Box Office on 01494 582900 to book these tickets.


Concessionary rates are available where indicated (proof must be provided). Discounts include: over 60s, children (15 years and under), full-time students and registered disabled (and carers).


We regret that tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged after purchase.

Admin fee

The ticket price shown includes an Administration Fee of up to £1.00 per ticket. The purchase price is the same whether tickets are booked online or in person. There is no additional fee for paying by credit card.

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Amersham is just eleven minutes away on the 1A bus, or (about) a £12 cab ride away.

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Coming by car’s fine too… Albany Place pay and display car park is next door to the theatre, with three disabled spaces and two electric car charging points.

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