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Improbable Fiction

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  4w, 3m

Six aspiring authors meet on a winter's evening to discuss their work. The chairman, Arnold, attempts to persuade the group to collaborate on a piece of writing, an idea that is quickly dismissed. However, as Arnold is clearing up after the meeting there is a clap of thunder, a black-out — and then …


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Six aspiring authors meet on a winter's evening to discuss their work. The chairman, Arnold, attempts to persuade the group to collaborate on a piece of writing, an idea that is quickly dismissed. However, as Arnold is clearing up after the meeting there is a clap of thunder, a black-out — and then the story that would have resulted from the collaboration takes place before his very eyes. Sharp comedy and affectionate satire characterize this zany, imaginative play.

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    Alan Ayckbourn on Growing As a Dramatist

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    Alan Ayckbourn on Comparisons

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    Alan Ayckbourn on How to Approach His Plays

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    Alan Ayckbourn on Getting Started

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    Alan Ayckbourn on the Difference Between Then and Now

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    Alan Ayckbourn on Ideas

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    Alan Ayckbourn on Writing a Well Made Play

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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.

However, this year he will stage his 88th play Welc ...

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