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Better Off Dead

Thu 11 Oct–Sat 27 Oct

Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn

Larger than life and highly irascible author Algy Waterbridge is hard at work on his 33rd crime novel featuring blunt Yorkshire cop DCI Tommy Middlebrass. But it’s been a while since Tommy was on the TV, Algy’s wife is getting frighteningly forgetful and his adoring PA sometimes oversteps the mark. With constant interruptions, it’s almost the last straw when old acquaintance Gus Crewe turns up to interview him for the press, with alarming consequences.

But as Algy’s fictional characters take over and real people introduce themselves into the dramatic climax of his novel, the lines become blurred and it might just be that fiction, misunderstandings and mistaken identity are closer to the truth than they seem.

A comedy of confusion about a grumpy old man who might not be so grumpy after all.

See both Ayckbourn plays for just £37.00

Booking Information
Showing: Thursday 11 October–Saturday 27 October 2018

Tickets: £14.50 - £24.00

Concessions: £2.00 off
Group Discounts: £2.00 off for ten or more
Part of our Three Plays for £48 package
Four Friends for £66
Under 16s Go Free
Under 26s Go Free

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