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House - Full Length Play, Comedy

House

Alan Ayckbourn

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 8f, 7boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573019784

Teddy Platt, whose marriage is spectacularly on the rocks, is visited by the creepy Gavin Ring-Mayne, who is trying to persuade him to stand for Parliament.

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$14.95
: House & Garden

Minimum Fee: $100 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce

120 minutes (2 hours)

Settings Of Play - The summer sitting-room of the house of Teddy and Trish Platt. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From West End

Teddy Platt, whose marriage is spectacularly on the rocks, is visited by the creepy Gavin Ring-Mayne, who is trying to persuade him to stand for Parliament. In the original production at Scarborough, and later at the National Theatre, the play was performed in adjacent auditoria simultaneously with Garden.

Contained in the volume House & Garden


REVIEWS

"Perhaps his [Ayckbourn's] greatest work. An engaging, high precision production." - The Daily Telegraph

"It's audacious, crazy and altogether brilliant." - The Times


House & Garden was first performed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, on June 17th, 1999 under the direction of Alan Ayckbourn. 
Characters

CASTING

6m, 8f, 7boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Room for Extras

TEDDY PLATT - a businessman; 40s
TRISH PLATT - his wife, a designer; 40s
SALLY PLATT - their daughter, a schoolgirl; 17
GILES MACE - a doctor; late 30s
JOANNA MACE - his wife, a teacher; late 30s
JAKE MACE - their son, a student reporter; 19-20
GAVIN RYNG-MAYNE - a novelist; late 40s
BARRY LOVE - a shopkeeper; 30s
LINDA - his wife, a shopkeeper; 30s
LUCILLE CADEAU - an actress; of a certain age
FRAN BRIGGS - her driver
WARN COUCHER - a gardener; late 50s-early 60s
IZZIE TRUCE - a housekeeper; late 50s
PEARL TRUCE - an occasional cleaner; late 20s
MAYPOLE DANCERS & BANDSMEN - several children of about seven or eight years old

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Author
Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn has spent his life in theatre, rarely if ever tempted by television or film, which perhaps explains why he continues to be so prolific. To date he has written 77 plays, and his work has been translated into over 35 languages, is performed on stage and television throughout the world, and has won countless awards. Major successes include: Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half Loves ... view full profile

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