The Peter Hall production of
Peter Hall’s production of Bedroom Farce, one of Ayckbourn’s best loved works, opened to critical acclaim at the Rose Theatre in Kingston last year and now makes its return to the West End at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a fifteen week run from March 24th.
Bedroom Farce features an all-star cast, including Daniel Betts (Silent Witness, The Bill); Sara Crowe (from Calendar Girls at the West End and film credits including Four Weddings and a Funeral); Tony Gardner (from the multi-award-winning CITV show My Parents Are Aliens and Jack Dee’s hit BBC sitcom Lead Balloon); David Horovitch (who rose to fame in Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple and recently appeared in the Oscar winning film The Young Victoria); Rachel Pickup (Midsomer Murders, Doctors); Jenny Seagrove (who starred as Jo Mills in the hit BBC drama Judge John Deed); Orlando Seale (Casualty, Fred Claus, The IT Crowd) and Finty Williams (from the multi-award-winning BBC show Cranford and the Oscar winning film Gosford Park).
Four couples, three bedrooms, two celebrations, one blazing row and an illicit kiss (or two). Alan Ayckbourn’s ingenious comedy shines a brilliant spotlight onto the trials and tribulations of suburban marriage.
Trevor and Susannah have a problem relationship which requires urgent attention. What better solution than to talk it over with family and friends? Preferably in their respective bedrooms and ideally in the middle of the night. Inevitably, one problem relationship tends to spark off another. When you have friends like Trevor and Susannah, nobody gets much sleep.