Metro Theatre Presents Haywire

  • Times: From: 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Location: Metro Theatre
  • Address:
  • 1370 SW Marine Drive
  • Vancouver, BC V6P 5Z9
  • Phone: 604.266.7191


September 17th to October 8th  
Thursday through Saturday nights
Matinees on September 25th & October 2nd.

Show Times:  8:00pm, Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm

Metro Theatre
1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver 

Metro Theatre is pleased to open our 54th Season with HAYWIRE on stage September 17th to October 8th. Penned by top comedy writer, Eric Chappell, HAYWIRE takes a light-hearted look at human frailties as moral values and affairs of the heart collide.

Bookseller Alec Firth,  is having an affair with his assistant Liz, and has craftily organized things so that he can go on a romantic holiday with her  – without his wife Maggie becoming suspicious – or at least that’s what he thinks.  His hopes are quickly thwarted as each of his family member’s present potential obstacles to his getaway plan.

Maggie gets a puppy which she insists Alec looks after while she is away on her own holiday.  His mother, Phoebe discharges herself from a seniors home who, funnily enough, aren’t keen on having her back.  Alec’s son, Jamie, adds to the plight by turning up with a broken ankle.  And finally, his very pregnant daughter, Mandy shows up announcing she has no intention of marrying the baby daddy.  Alec’s attempts to resolve his problems and escape with Liz only lead to further complications. His life is indeed going Haywire.

HAYWIRE stars Daryl Hutchings (Alec), Amy Rhead (Liz), Sarah Harlow (Maggie), Joan Koebel (Phoebe), Mark ‘Sparky’ MacDonald (Jamie) and Aidan Barker (Mandy).

Director Kayt Roth shared that “When Robert Burns wrote “The best laid schemes of mice and men….Go often askew,” it’s almost like he had Alec Firth in mind.  Eric Chappell’s play shows how, unlike in fiction, an ordinary man’s best laid plans to sneak off with his mistress can go awry at every turn, and that no amount of planning could anticipate every hurdle.”

HAYWIRE is directed by Kayt Roth , produced by Heather Stewart, and stage managed by Allison Kendall, with photo credits to Tracy-Lynn Chernaske.

$24.00 Adults
$21.00 Seniors and students
Thursday 2 for $37.00
Preview performance $15.00

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Metro Theatre Presents Haywire
1370 SW Marine Drive