60 minutes (1 hour)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - In the stalls (orchestra) of a West End theatre.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
This amusing satire about audiences by the author of Noises Off, Copenhagen and other acclaimed plays takes place in the stalls (orchestra) of a West End theatre. The cast includes an usherette, audience members and a playwright in agony over crinkling candy wrappers, talking out loud, and inattention to his play. The characters in Michael Frayn's metatheatrical comedy are actually watching the audience, expecting them to perform, and comedy ensues as Frayn holds a mirror up to the audience and they see their our own foibles as audience members.
Audience was first presented in Colin Blakely, a Celebration, at the Lyric Theatre, London, on October 4, 1987.