A Talk in the Park

by  Alan Ayckbourn

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

A short play from Confusions.

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A Talk in the Park

by  Alan Ayckbourn

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    3m, 2f
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    • Appropriate for all audiences

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A short play from Confusions depicting five self-immolated characters on park benches. Confusions is actually a set of five interlinked one act plays. Each play deals riotously, but with sharply pointed undertones, with human eccentricities and the human dilemma of loneliness.
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"Runs the gamut of comic technique from faintly pathetic situation comedy to outright farce.... Ayckbourn has demonstrated once again that even in a trivial situation he can hold the attention with his matchless ear for conversational speech, and in untrivial situations shows himself a comic writer of immortal quality." - London Financial Times


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  • Community Theatre


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  • Minimum Fee: £39 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

    This title is currently restricted in London, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A park with four benches


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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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