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Improbable Fiction - Full Length Play, Comedy

Improbable Fiction

Alan Ayckbourn

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573113222

Six aspiring authors meet on a winter's evening to discuss their work. The chairman, Arnold, attempts to persuade the group to collaborate on a piece of writing, an idea that is quickly dismissed. However, as Arnold is clearing up after the meeting there is a clap of thunder, a black-out — and then …


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Full Length Play

Comedy

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Six aspiring authors meet on a winter's evening to discuss their work. The chairman, Arnold, attempts to persuade the group to collaborate on a piece of writing, an idea that is quickly dismissed. However, as Arnold is clearing up after the meeting there is a clap of thunder, a black-out — and then the story that would have resulted from the collaboration takes place before his very eyes. Sharp comedy and affectionate satire characterize this zany, imaginative play.
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3m, 4f

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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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Michael Dawes 12/11/2015 5:50 AM
Oddballs on stage
I read this play as a possible production for our amateur company.  It is oddballishly but not riotously funny.   The set changes are minimal but the number of lighting cues is quite high and in nature the effects are slightly tricky.    The play would suit actors who revel in multi role playing - that is not everyone.  
Amanda Watkins 12/5/2014 11:41 AM
This was a fun play to read.  It is quirky and funny.   Best suited to a theatre group with a large stage and capable of providing all the special effects required.   It's a busy play with all the time-shifting and costume changes required and the audience would need to pay attention or they could get lost in the twists and turns.

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