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Henceforward - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Henceforward

Alan Ayckbourn

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573016912

"This brilliant play offers an ultimately bleak vision of men, machines and society. But the exhilarating Ayckbournian paradox is that the darker it gets the funnier it becomes." - The Guardian

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

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Cutting Approved for Competition

Interior Set

England's comic master is in a black comic mode in this West End hit about our fascination with technology. It is sometime quite soon in a steel shuttered, slovenly flat in a no go area of North London where punks rule deserted streets. Here, a lonely composer sits surrounded by high tech equipment. His only company is a robot nanny, and she's on the blink. He desperately wants to reclaim his teenage daughter and enlists an out of work actress to implement a cunning plan he's evolved to impress his estranged wife and a wired for sound child welfare officer. When things don't work out, Jerome has to improvise.... It's amazing what can be done with new micro chips and a screwdriver!


REVIEWS

"This brilliant play offers an ultimately bleak vision of men, machines and society. But the exhilarating Ayckbournian paradox is that the darker it gets the funnier it becomes." - The Guardian


"A superbly constructed comedy." - Daily Telegraph

"Nobody can be as funny as Alan Ayckbourn, or as frightening." - Financial Times


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3m, 4f

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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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