Time of My Life

by  Alan Ayckbourn

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

"A play by an inspired master craftsman and cunning psychologist working at full stretch: harsh and funny, simple and cunning, generous but unforgiving." - Sunday Times

"Funny, very funny, and not at all funny; quintessentially Ayckbourn." - Daily Telegraph

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Time of My Life

by  Alan Ayckbourn

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    4m, 3f

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Gerry Stratton has organized a family dinner with his sons Glyn and Adam at his favorite restaurant to celebrate his wife Laura's 54th birthday. Glyn is with his long suffering wife Stephanie; their marriage looks to be on firmer ground that it once was. Adam has brought along his new girlfriend, an outrageous hairdresser, and they are both eager to impress. Gradually, family skeletons intrude on the happy domestic scene: Glyn's unfaithfulness knows no bounds, the family transport business has been hit by the recession, and Laura has been unfaithful. Glyn's story is set more recently and Adam's further back in time, while at the center Gerry and Laura pick apart their marriage and recall first love.
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"A play by an inspired master craftsman and cunning psychologist working at full stretch: harsh and funny, simple and cunning, generous but unforgiving." - London Sunday Times

"Funny, very funny, and not at all funny; quintessentially Ayckbourn." - London Times

"Immensely subtle, ingenious." - Guardian

Videos

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  • 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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4m, 3f
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1 male plays 5 roles

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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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