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Alarms and Excursions

Michael Frayn

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2f, 2m

Eight short playlets, to be performed together in a single evening, examine with hilarity difficulties modern technology has added to life.

Alarms and Excursions

by  Michael Frayn

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    2f, 2m
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Four old friends sit down for a quiet evening together. But they are harrassed by various bells, sirens, buzzers, warblers, beepers and cheepers, all trying to warn them of something. What are these electronic voices so urgently trying to tell them? Can they understand the mysterious messages before disaster strikes? It’s a race against time — because there are seven more plays and twenty more characters still to come before the evening is through, plus a lot more strange noises — and increasingly desperate calls from eleven separate pay-phones...

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  • Time Period: Contemporary

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2f, 2m
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Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933. He began his career as a reporter for the Guardian and later the Observer. After leaving the Observer he continued to write as a columnist as well as publishing novels and plays for television and stage. His plays for stage include: Copenhagen, After Life, The Two of Us, Alph ...

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