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Woman in Mind - ACTING EDITION

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Alan Ayckbourn

Published by Samuel French Ltd

5 Male 3 Female

The comic poet of middle class life, always so very funny, goes deeper and darker in this triumphant play about a housewife named Susan who is married to a boring cleric named George

After getting knocked out by stepping on the tooth end of a garden rake, Susan experiences hilarious hallucinations in which her oppressive and boring everyday life is replaced by a fantasy in which she is an ideal wife and mother with an ideal family

While her real family treats her with condescension and apathy, her fantasy family dresses in lovely white, always drinks champagne, lives in a stately home and tells her that she is wonderful

Eventually, the fantasy family becomes nightmarish and Susan begins to realize that she is going mad

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"Ayckbourn has come up with an entirely fresh and daring way to illustrate emotional turmoil and inner pain" ~ Daily Mail

The central character of Alan Ayckbourn's new play is Susan, a parson's wife, 'one of the most moving and devastating that he has created...' Robin Thornber reviewing the first production in Scarborough in the Guardian

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