Latest news of our Autumn production!
We are delighted to announce that Jane Procter, who recently appeared as Queen Hermione in The Winters Tale, and as Veronique in God of Carnage, will be directing Alan Ayckbourn’s wonderfully funny Improbable Fiction in November.
Improbable Fiction is one of Ayckbourn’s funniest and most imaginative plays, with parts for three men and four women, all aspiring authors, who meet on a winter’s evening to discuss their work
A group of would-be authors meet on a winter’s evening to discuss their work. Among them are writers of historical romances and children’s stories who are finding it difficult to start writing, and a crime writer who can’t stop. A creator of incomprehensible science fiction, a librettist without a composer and a writer of instruction manuals complete this motley crew. The affable chairman, Arnold, attempts to get the creative juices flowing by suggesting they all collaborate on a piece of writing. The outcome is hilarious, zany, extremely surprising and literally out-of-this-world!
Publicity officer Diana Lane tells us, “ACT enjoyed a very successful run of plays last season. Our productions at the Civic Centre of The 39 Steps and The God of Carnage were extremely well received, and this summer’s production of The Rivals at Little Moreton Hall sold out in the second week helped by the lovely July weather. We have assembled a cast of talented newcomers and familiar faces for our production of Improbable Fiction, and we are confident that our audiences won’t be disappointed.”
Improbable Fiction is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.