Suburban Strains

by  Alan Ayckbourn

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  4m, 3f, 8m or f

Caroline marries an unemployed actor, Kevin, whom she supports while he flirts with women and spoils her flat with his oafish behaviour. Eventually he seduces one of her pupils and Caroline throws him out. Miserably isolated, she goes to dinner with …

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Suburban Strains

by  Alan Ayckbourn

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    4m, 3f, 8m or f
  • Audience

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    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Caroline marries an unemployed actor, Kevin, whom she supports while he flirts with women and spoils her flat with his oafish behaviour. Eventually he seduces one of her pupils and Caroline throws him out. Miserably isolated, she goes to dinner with Jilly and Ivor and meets Matthew who appears eminently suitable. But their ensuing affair is doomed by Matthew's persistent, precision fault-finding and Caroline realizes she can cope better with the slovenly, but kind-hearted, Kevin sprawling on her sofa. The plot is evolved in clever time-splitting sequences between the present and three years past.
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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A flat and several other simple settings
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music

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  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

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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 countles ...

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