Part of 59E59's Brits Off Broadway fest, Alan Ayckbourn's 1974 collection of five comic playlets explores the sexual politics of '70s Britain. More…
From a devoted and isolated mother to her unfaithful travelling salesman husband, a solicitous waiter to well-heeled diners and an utterly shambolic garden fete, human frailty is laid bare as one comic situation after another unfolds. Each play connects to the next through one of its characters until the final one is reached, when four people sit alone on park benches. This production is directed by the celebrated Ayckbourn himself, and runs in repertory with his latest play: 'Hero's Welcome.'
See it if you are a big fan of Alan Ayckbourn's work.
Don't see it if you blow hot and cold on Ayckbourn. This collection of one-acts is not his best or even close. Performances are uneven from play to play.