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Hero's Welcome - Full Length Play

Hero's Welcome

Alan Ayckbourn

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Full Length Play

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573112201

A war hero returns to the town he fled 17 years ago, which threatens to stir up old rivalries and resentments.

Please note: this title is currently available as a pre-publication manuscript only, which is an A4 spiral-bound format. 

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Full Length Play

120 minutes (2 hours)

Though he's lauded in the media as a military hero, Murray is remembered less fondly by many in his old village. He left amidst rumours of arson, unplanned pregancy and stealing his best friend's girlfriend. So when he returns, 17 years later, with a new wife in tow, he creates trouble from the beginning - not least with his ex-fiancee. As more secrets emerge and old scores are settled, the village is drawn into the crossfire.


3m, 3f

Murray A former soldier, 38

Baba His wife, 32

Brad A farmer & landowner, 38

Kara His wife, 35

Simmy (Simone) Their daughter, 17

Derek A builder, 43 Alice His wife, 39

Note: Kara & Simmy are written to be doubled-up by the same actor

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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