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Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  8f, 6m

House
by Alan Ayckbourn

Teddy Platt, whose marriage is spectacularly on the rocks, is visited by the creepy Gavin Ring-Mayne, who is trying to persuade him to stand for Parliament.

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    8f, 6m
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Teddy Platt, whose marriage is spectacularly on the rocks, is visited by the creepy Gavin Ring-Mayne, who is trying to persuade him to stand for Parliament. In the original production at Scarborough, and later at the National Theatre, the play was performed in adjacent auditoria simultaneously with Garden.

Contained in the volume House & Garden

Cast Attributes
M6 (20, 30s-late 50s-early 60s) F8 (17, 30s-50s). Children (7-8). Extras.
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting The summer sitting-room of the house of Teddy and Trish Platt. 

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"Perhaps his [Ayckbourn's] greatest work. An engaging, high precision production." - The Daily Telegraph

"It's audacious, crazy and altogether brilliant." - The Times

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Alan Ayckbourn

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn joining the Library Theatre company in Scarborough, of which he was the Artistic Director for 37 years and where he made both his professional playwriting in 1959 and his directorial debut in 1961.

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