David and Jane are a happy and prosperous couple. He’s an idealistic architect and she’s an anthropologist who always stands with him. Their neighbours Colin and Sheila are by comparison struggling. Colin’s glory-days are over and Sheila is subservient and unfocused.
David feels his new architectural dream, the redevelopment of an inner-city housing project, will be the answer to future home building. However, as Sheila settles into her neighbours’ way of life, Colin starts to oppose David’s bright new view of the future. Can struggling Colin become an unlikely hero of the people? Will Jane throw Sheila out? Or will the tower blocks collapse before the project is finished?
Writer Michael Frayn, creator of NOISES OFF, explores what it is to be human in a statistically driven world, in this chillingly funny comedy set in the 1960s.
"Trendy comedy of manners and thrusting political drama." - (2002 UK Production) British Theatre Guide
"Dazzling new play ... a comedy only in the darkest sense." - (1985) New York Times
Playwright: Michael Frayn
Director: Mark Kilmurry
Assistant Director: Margaret Thanos
Cast: Megan Drury, Matt Minto & Emma Palmer
Set & Costume Designer: Nick Fry
Lighting Designer: Matt Cox
Sound Designer: David Grigg
Stage Manager: Isabella Kerdijk
2hr 20min (inc interval)
June 16th, 2023
July 23rd, 2023
Recommended Age: 14yrs+
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