Man of the Moment

by  Alan Ayckbourn

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 5f

"A masterpiece [by] Ayckbourn at the peak of his powers using comedy to say harsh, true things about our society." - TheGuardian

"Marvelous, moving and memorable." - Time Out

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Man of the Moment

by  Alan Ayckbourn

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    6m, 5f
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Television producer Jill Rillington is taping a documentary which will reunite Vic Parks with Douglas Beechey. Seventeen years ago, Douglas inadvertently foiled Vic's last bank robbery, during which Vic shot a teller in the face. Vic, a callous boor, served his time and then exploited his celebrity status to become a wealthy television personality. Douglas married the maimed teller and hero and victim fell into shabby obscurity. Now, at Vic's luxurious Mediterranean villa, Jill's hopes for a fiery confrontation are fading because amiable Douglas shows no envy or bitterness and happy people make rotten telly material. Will Vic ever receive his just deserts?
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"A masterpiece [by] Ayckbourn at the peak of his powers using comedy to say harsh, true things about our society." - TheGuardian


"Marvelous, moving and memorable." - Time Out

"Ayckbourn is without doubt the living miracle of our modern theatre." - Daily Mail

Videos

  • Alan Ayckbourn on Growing As a Dramatist
  • Alan Ayckbourn on Comparisons
  • Alan Ayckbourn on How to Approach His Plays
  • Alan Ayckbourn on Getting Started
  • Alan Ayckbourn on the Difference Between Then and Now
  • Alan Ayckbourn on Ideas
  • Alan Ayckbourn on Writing a Well Made Play
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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 countles ...

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