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House

Alan Ayckbourn

Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 8f

ISBN: 9780573019784

House
by Alan Ayckbourn

Teddy Platt, whose marriage is spectacularly on the rocks, is visited by the creepy Gavin Ring-Mayne, who is trying to persuade him to stand for Parliament.

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Full Length Play

Comedy

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - The summer sitting-room of the house of Teddy and Trish Platt. 

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Teddy Platt, whose marriage is spectacularly on the rocks, is visited by the creepy Gavin Ring-Mayne, who is trying to persuade him to stand for Parliament. In the original production at Scarborough, and later at the National Theatre, the play was performed in adjacent auditoria simultaneously with Garden.

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"Perhaps his [Ayckbourn's] greatest work. An engaging, high precision production." - The Daily Telegraph

"It's audacious, crazy and altogether brilliant." - The Times
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6m, 8f

M6 (20, 30s-late 50s-early 60s) F8 (17, 30s-50s). Children (7-8). Extras.
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Author
Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn has spent his life in theatre, rarely if ever tempted by television or film, which perhaps explains why he continues to be so prolific. To date he has written 77 plays, and his work has been translated into over 35 languages, is performed on stage and television throughout the world, and has won countless awards. Major successes include: Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half Loves ... view full profile

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