An Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Harrogate Theatre Production
Delia and Ernest. Malcolm and Kate. Jan and Nick. Susannah and Trevor.
Three bedrooms and four couples makes for one chaotic night.
Funny, gripping and acutely observed, Alan Ayckbourn’s sophisticated comedy lifts the lid on the secrets of middleclass marriage. Over the course of one night, one outrageously selfish couple parade their problems around the bedrooms of three other couples, exposing the cracks in other people’s marriages as well as their own. Tightly written, both funny and sad, Bedroom Farce explores the different pressures of relationships at their different stages, slicing deep into the soul of suburbia.
Previous Production: no tickets available
Directed by Robin Herford
Designed by Michael Holt
Lighting Designer Jane Barrek
Sound Designer Lorna Munden
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Director Robin Herford. obviously knows exactly what is required here and has assembled an excellent cast to carry out his wishes. – Manchester Theatre Awards
The Coliseum looks to have another hit on its hands. This little Oldham theatre appears to be on a roll at the moment. Long may it continue. – British Theatre Guide
Director Robin Herford, designer Michael Holt and his sure-footed cast perfectly capture the nagging insecurities lurking behind the outwardly mundane worlds of four suburban married couples. – The Stage