Alan Ayckbourn

Published by Samuel French Ltd

3 Male 4 Female

England's comic master is in a black comic mode in this West End hit about our fascination with technology

It is sometime quite soon in a steel shuttered, slovenly flat in a no go area of North London where punks rule deserted streets. Here, a lonely composer sits surrounded by high tech equipment

His only company is a robot nanny and she's on the blink. He desperately wants to reclaim his teenage daughter and enlists an out of work actress to implement a cunning plan he's evolved to impress his estranged wife and a wired for sound child welfare officer

When things don't work out, Jerome has to improvise.... It's amazing what can be done with new micro chips and a screwdriver!

"This brilliant play offers an ultimately bleak vision of men, machines and society. But the exhilarating Ayckbournian paradox is that the darker it gets the funnier it becomes" ~ The Guardian

"A superbly constructed comedy" ~ Daily Telegraph

"Nobody can be as funny as Alan Ayckbourn, or as frightening" ~ Financial Times

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