Better off dead

Date: 27th September 2018

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Stephen Joseph Theatre, North Yorkshire

Forthcoming events | September

Price: from £10
Date:
 Thursday 27 September at 7.00pm
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1JW

Open captioned performances

Alan Ayckbourn’s latest play is a comedy of confusion about an angry old man who might not be so angry after all.

Larger than life and highly irascible author Algy Waterbridge is hard at work on his 33rd crime novel featuring blunt Yorkshire cop DCI Tommy Middlebrass. But it’s been a while since Tommy was on the TV, Algy’s wife is getting frighteningly forgetful and his adoring PA sometimes oversteps the mark. With constant interruptions, it’s almost the last straw when old acquaintance Gus Crewe turns up to interview him for the press with alarming consequences.

But as Algy’s fictional character takes him over and real people introduce themselves into the dramatic climax of his novel, the lines become blurred and it might just be that fiction, misunderstandings and mistaken identity are closer to the truth than they seem.

Alan Ayckbourn’s latest play is a comedy of confusion about an angry old man who might not be so angry after all.

“He is writing and directing with as much wit, insight, originality and mischief as ever, still surprising, still setting himself theatrical puzzles, still so spot-on about the arts, education, marriage, romance, loss and life’s vicissitudes for men and women, but now with added reflection and humane sagacity.”
The Press (York)

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