... small preview audience, as well as other vicissitudes inherent in any stage show! It was a
reliable reflection on their efforts that the children all seemed engrossed and engulfed right
from the start. When one of the cast asked the audience, "Why didn't you say that to me
in the first place?" a sma ...
Alan Ayckbourn Plays: Bedroom Farce
... Diana in Absent Friends, Sarah in The Norman Conquests, Vera in Just between Ourselves and any number of other Ayckbourn women pushed to
the edge. Susannah is more broadly comic but one cannot imagine her life - or the lives of those she interacts with - will ever be easy. There is a
lighter touch i ...
Theme Man of the Moment
... A: Various places, snatches; fragments; I wait for
them to accumulate. I never start a play with
one idea, usually several, usually one is the
Woman in Mind
Woman in Mind (December Bee) is the 32nd play by English playwright, Alan Ayckbourn. It was premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough, in 1985. Despite pedestrian reviews by many critics, strong audience reaction resulted in a transfer to London's West End. The play received its London opening at the Vaudeville Theatre in 1986 where it received predominantly excellent reviews.Woman in Mind was Ayckbourn's first play to use first-person narrative and a subjective viewpoint and is considered to be one of his most affecting works and one of his best.