DOI: 10.5040/9780571286638.00000086
Acts: 2. Scenes: 4. Roles: Male (7) , Female (7) , Neutral (0)

The Revengers' Comedies

A hugely entertaining pitch that recalls the old movies to which it frequently pays homage - Strangers on a Train, Rebecca, Kind Hearts and Coronets - and expands after intermission to reveal an immensely disturbing vision of contemporary middle-class England poisoned by the rise of economic ruthlessness and the collapse of ethics. New York Times

Things We Do for Love

Lloyds Private Banking Playwright of the Year Award

One of his best, his most shockingly and uproariously funny: a cruel and hilarious masterpiece of tragic comedy and comic tragedy. Sunday Times

House & Garden

The triumph of his ingenuity lies in the fact that you have to see both plays . A second time round, in whichever order you take them, characters will deepen, while those you know become the background. It is a superb Ayckbourn joke that a comedy about non-communication should depend on the sharpest communication skills. Sunday Times

From Alan Ayckbourn Plays 4


Faber and Faber

Alan Ayckbourn


Series: Faber Drama