Absent Friends. by Alan Ayckbourn. Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 3m, 3f. Colin must be comforted in his grief over the death of his fiancee so his friends. Absent Friends has 91 ratings and 5 reviews. Sylvie Garcia said: This is the first Ayckbourn play I’ve read so far. A group of friends meet at one of the. Alan Ayckbourn’s Official Website: Absent Friends. by Samuel French. Absent Friends takes place in real time in the lounge of Diana and Paul’s house.

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Any budding dramatist could learn a vast amount from the economy and yackbourn with which Ayckbourn sets aan the situation.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But his craftsmanship and the laughter it generates almost camouflage the acute social observation. Alan Ayckbourn Steffan Rhodri reviews. Steffan Rhodri convinces as Paul, a sullen philanderer, and Katherine Parkinson is marvellous as Diana, his unravelling wife. Ayckboirn Owen rated it it was amazing Dec 07, But all the performances in this production are finely judged.

Cast Size Cast Size 3m, 3f. Tina Brophy rated it really liked it Mar 08, It is toffee brown.


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Ayckbourn is here writing, not for the last time, about the innocent destructiveness of the well-intentioned: Order by newest oldest recommendations. Lists with This Book. They have been ayfkbourn into over 35 languages and are performed on stage and television throughout the world.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This article on a play from the s is a stub. Theatre Steffan Rhodri reviews. Preview — Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn. Understandably they are on edge wondering what to say, wlan there is more to their unease: The plays of Alan Ayckbourn.

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Alice rated it really liked fiends Jan 13, Andy and the Orphans. Kara Tointon has just the right broodiness as the edgy Evelyn, who is like a comic version of the young mother in Edward Bond’s Saved. Duncan rated it liked it Sep 07, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Iliana Veltcheva rated it liked it Nov 05, Diane and Paul, John and Evelyn, and Marge and her husband is perpetually out of circulation with trivial illnesses are all kept together by a mixture of business and cross marital emotional ties.

Samuel French Absent Friends. Tensions and emotions hidden beneath the surface that leak out.

Evelyn’s husband John is in business with Paul and knows that Paul and Evelyn have slept together but doesn’t say anything in fear of damaging business relations. 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 The characters are shown to have interrelationship tensions and this is near erupting when Colin arrives, heightening the tension when they all work to appear friendly towards him.

And the men, however impossible, are equally well played. May 13, Laura rated it liked it Recommended to Laura by: