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Absent Friends
On from 02 Oct 2008 till 25 Oct 2008
Watford Palace Theatre
by Alan Ayckbourn
Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, Classic

About: Absent Friends

Evelyn has had a one-night stand with Paul. Her husband John knows, but is more concerned with getting business from Paul than revenge. Paulís wife Diana suspects, but doesnít know. Marge is outraged on Dianaís behalf, but preoccupied with her own husband Gordon, who is poorly (as usual) and has taken to his bed, but rings her regularly for comfort and advice. It is shaping up to be a rather tense tea party. But when recently bereaved Colin arrives, the cauldron of simmering resentments explodes to the surface in a thoroughly un-English way and people really start to unravel.
Premiered in Scarborough in 1974, and not seen in London since 1975, ABSENT FRIENDS was a turning point in Ayckbournís career. Considered a huge risk at the time, it marked a shift from the brilliant light comedy of his earlier plays to the darker, richly tragicomic world for which he is now celebrated around the world, in which we can all recognize ourselves.
A sharp, hilarious and sometimes touching comedy of modern marriage, from the master of British comedy.

To book tickets call the box office on 01923 225671 or book online at www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

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