Absent Friends

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Presented by London Classic Theatre

By Alan Ayckbourn

Wealthy, unfulfilled housewife Diana arranges a gathering of old friends to cheer up bereaved Colin, whose fiancée drowned two months earlier.

Preparations for the tea party spark tensions and open old wounds. As lingering resentments and deep-rooted jealousies surface, an unexpectedly cheerful Colin strolls into the mayhem.

First produced in 1974, Absent Friends explores friendship, marriage and what it ultimately means to be happy. In one of his finest plays, Ayckbourn’s craftsmanship and acute social observation have never been sharper or more biting.

Alan Ayckbourn is an Olivier and Tony Award winning playwright, whose 78 plays have been produced worldwide.

Suitable for ages 13+

Reviews of Absent Friends

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Brilliant

Teresa bedford

Saw play Friday night . Good to see theatre full. Typical Ayckbourne but somehow the performance never seemed to take off. A bit slow in places. Good individual performance but there lacked some sort of spark. Would give it 7/10. Wouldn't necessarily recommend it to friends. Looking forward to panto.

john aldous

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