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Sir Alan Ayckbourn (Norman Conquests, Absurd Person Singular, Absent Friends), one of the most popular and prolific playwrights in the world, goes deeper and darker in this play about a bored housewife named Susan who is married to a stodgy vicar. After regaining consciousness from a comical accident (she stepped on the tooth end of a garden rake and knocked herself out), Susan experiences a series of hallucinations in which her tedious, loveless and oppressive everyday life is replaced by a fantasy world where she is the ideal wife and mother of an ideal family. In addition, her simple English garden morphs into a vast estate, where poorly-made coffee is replaced with flutes of Dom Pérignon. The two halves of her life eventually collide with hilarity and heartbreak. David M. Jenkins directs.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Inner London