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Duke of York's Theatre
St Martins Lane WC2N 4BG
Bedroom Farce
by Alan Ayckbourn
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Show Details
Preview 24th Mar 10
Opens 30th Mar 10
Booking to 10th Jul 10
Show Times
Monday - Saturday 7.45 pm
Matinée Thurs 3.00 pm
Matinée Sat 4.00 pm

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BEDROOM FARCE

Alan Ayckbourn - a playwright of note - wrote Bedroom Farce which received a Burns Mantle award in 1979. It is a comedy about the way couples interact with each other through a series of problems that they discuss and act out with each other and everybody else concerned.

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It was very well received and looked at the meaning underlying the problems in both young couples and the parents of  one character. The attitudes of the different generations are also highlighted with some hilarity. At the time of writing it was about suburban marriages and now we see these scenarios and problems more widely spread. The all-star cast play brilliantly in all the bedrooms - well three of them - there are four couples to get to know.

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Story
Trevor and Susannah have problems in their relationship. Somehow they find themselves in the bedrooms of other couples - their friends - and one problem leads to another - as they do. Throughout the play there are many moments depicting both carelessness and tenderness - then forgiveness follows on after truth about the lying and cheating is revealed. The play has a backbone of a clever plot and an engrossing use of time. The cast  make the story as relevant to today as it was in the seventies - especially the older couple..

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Cast
•  Jenny Seagrove
•  Daniel Betts
•  Sara Crowe
•  Tony Gardner
•  David Horovitch
•  Rachel Pickup
•  Orlando Seale
•  Finty Williams

Crew

Set designs - Simon Higlett • costume design - Mark Bouman and Mia Flodquist • Lighting - Peter Mumford • Sound - Gregory Clarke • Director - Peter Hall • Author - Alan Ayckbourn • Producer - Bill Kenwright and Thelma Holt, and Howard Panter for The Ambassador Theatre Group present a Rose Theatre, Kingston Production

The photos are of the Rose Theatre production - Kingston

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