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REVIEW: BEDROOM FARCE (Theatro Technis) ★★★★★

This is true Ayckbourn theatrical farce. Full of misunderstandings, extreme characters and bedrooms. It takes place over one night of mayhem and the following morning of reflection. Marital disharmony, a bad back, pilchards on toast in bed and collapsing flat packed furniture are the stories sub-plots. Told with great humour and style and yes, with […]

New production of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy HENCEFORWARD… heads out on tour

A BRAND NEW production of Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy Henceforward… comes to Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre where it will play from Thursday, January 19 to Saturday, January 28. All alone, high up in an isolated, derelict suburban tower block, avant-garde composer Jerome struggles vainly to complete his life’s masterwork about love. With the help of […]

REVIEW: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES (Duke Of York’s Theatre) ★★★★

“This is hardly a subject for mirth, darling!” Frank Foster exclaims, as a ludicrous web of deceit and misunderstanding collapses around him. Oh, but it is. Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy about adultery and alibis may be getting on a bit but it’s still fearsomely funny. Three couples are thrown together by a love affair and the […]

REVIEW: How the Other Half Loves (Theatre Royal Haymarket)

Awkward situations. Perhaps one of the worst case scenarios for the stereotypical British person. We don’t handle them well and if we do find ourselves in said awkward situation, we tend to ignore it. However, in the theatre we adore them, especially the humour that arises from them. Alan Ayckbourn writes awkward scenes extremely well […]

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