A Talk in the Park

Short Play, Comedy  /  2w, 3m

A short play from Confusions .

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2w, 3m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences


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.
Performing Groups
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting A park with four benches
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions


"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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Alan Ayckbourn

A playwright and theatre director, to date Alan Ayckbourn has written 89 plays – Family Album attracted four-star reviews when it premiered in September 2022 at the Stephen Joseph, where nearly all his plays are first staged.

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