Bedroom Farce

by  Alan Ayckbourn

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

Trevor and Susannah, whose marraige is on the rocks, inflict their miseries on their nearest and dearest: three couples whose own relationships are tenuous at best. Taking place sequentially in the three beleaguered couples' bedrooms during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction, beds, tempers, and domestic order are ruffled, leading all the players to a hilariously touching epiphany.

A long-running hit in London and New York.


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Bedroom Farce

by  Alan Ayckbourn

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    4m, 4f
  • SubGenre

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    Farce

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Trevor and Susannah, whose marraige is on the rocks, inflict their miseries on their nearest and dearest: three couples whose own relationships are tenuous at best. Taking place sequentially in the three beleaguered couples' bedrooms during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction, beds, tempers, and domestic order are ruffled, leading all the players to a hilariously touching epiphany.

A long-running hit in London and New York.

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Accolades

  • 1978-79 Tony Award nomination for Best Play

Reviews

"As funny as anything he has written."- London Times

"An enormously funny evening."- London Observer

"Hilarious.... The stuff of gleeful recognition." - London Evening Standard

"With deft skill Ayckbourn shows marraige as an institution sustained more by ingrained habit than mutual excitment." - The Guardian, Read more 

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: Three bedrooms in one set

Casting

4m, 4f
M4 (young, 60) F4 (young, 50s)
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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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