Wildest Dreams

by  Alan Ayckbourn

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

"An impressive evening, full of vigor and inventiveness." - The Sunday Telegraph

"A tour de force of comic organization." - The Observer

"The author puts an extravagant spin on his own wild journey to those places where humo…

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Wildest Dreams

by  Alan Ayckbourn

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Four typical Ayckbourn misfits are playing a Dungeons and Dragons type game in a suburban living room.

Stanley, Hazel, Warren and Rick make the weekly escape from their real life nightmares into a role-playing board game peopled by dragons and monsters. A safe world where the dangers are of their own imagining; where they are free to become heroes of their own devising.

But how clear is the dividing line between what they choose to be and what they really are? What would it take for them to lose sight of it altogether?All it requires is Marcie. Loveable, understanding, sympathetic Marcie - destined to become the new demon to haunt their wildest dreams. Marcie, who is escaping from her violent husband, blows the foursome apart. Confusion ensues, secrets spill and, by the end of the play, all of the characters are irrevocably transformed.

Wildest Dreams marked Alan Ayckbourn's Royal Shakespeare Company debut at the Barbican Theatre.
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Reviews

"An impressive evening, full of vigor and inventiveness." - The Sunday Telegraph

"A tour de force of comic organization." - The Observer

"The author puts an extravagant spin on his own wild journey to those places where humor rears its head before the long nightmare of living can carry on once again." - Variety

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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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