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Bedroom Farce

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  4f, 4m

Bedroom Farce
by Alan Ayckbourn

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.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 4m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce
Accolades
Accolades
  • 1978-79 Tony Award nomination for Best Play

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Summary
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.

'As funny as anything he has written.'- London Times 'An enormously funny evening.'- London Observer'Hilarious.... The stuff of gleeful recognition.' - London Evening Standard

Cast Attributes
M4 (young, 60) F4 (young, 50s)
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting Three bedrooms in one set

Media

"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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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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