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If I Were You

Alan Ayckbourn

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573111952

If I Were You
by Alan Ayckbourn

The Rodales seem like an ordinary family, but beneath the surface things are beginning to crack. Jill and Mal have lost the spark in their marriage, their son Sam resents his father and their daughter Chrissie has recently become a mum and is dealing with marriage issues of her own. And while they a…

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Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Composite set: part of a bedroom, sitting-room, eating-area in kitchen

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The Rodales seem like an ordinary family, but beneath the surface things are beginning to crack. Jill and Mal have lost the spark in their marriage, their son Sam resents his father and their daughter Chrissie has recently become a mum and is dealing with marriage issues of her own. And while they all share advice on how others should live their lives, nobody is really taking it on board — until Mal and Jill see things from a dramatically different perspective, that is.

Waking up one morning and finding they have switched personas, Mal in Jill's body and Jill in Mal's, they must continue life "as normal" as their other half. Jill faces the challenges of working with their son-in-law, Dean, as the Store Manager of a homewares shop, while Mal has suddenly becomes a housewife, learning more about his children — and finding out the secrets they already know about him!

Will seeing things from the other side make matters even worse, or is this just what they need in order to save their family?

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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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