Hidden Laughter


Simon Gray

Published by Samuel French Ltd

3 Male 5 Female

Here is a hilarious look at the artistic pretensions of the young and the rich that charts a decade in the life of a London family transplanted to an idyllic country setting

A literary agent and his wife buy a Devon cottage where she can write, children will be happy, and they can relax

Into their world walks the local vicar a classically comic character who tends their magnificent garden and their emotional if not spiritual needs as the outside world intrudes with failure and disillusionment

"Vibrant.... Full of quiet strengths and gentle virtues that can make it an absorbing and moving experience.... Wonderful comedy" ~ N.Y. Daily News

"This fascinating play his best in years contains moments of hilarious comedy and others of bleak domestic tragedy" ~ London Daily Telegraph

"A subtle and moving play" ~ London Guardian

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