Here's the second episode of our weekly catch-up chat show with the cast of Bedroom Farce. Playing at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich from 19th April 2012.
Mining the same rich comic vein as A Chorus Of Disapproval and Noises Off, Ayckbourn's classic farce shows how four couples into three bedrooms simply won't go.
Trevor and Susannah are having marital problems - again. Rowing, making up, sulking, shouting, flirting, fighting - and always in other people's bedrooms.
Their friends, their parents, their ex'es, and their in-laws all have their cosy bedrooms and their comfortable relationships thrown into turmoil by this tempestuous relationship.
During one chaotic night we see the action unfold in three separate bedrooms, as Trevor and Susannah wreak havoc on the sleep, security and soft furnishings of all those around them. And of course, the only ones who end up in harmony and in bed are - Trevor and Susannah.
Ingenious, inventive and incredibly funny.
"He [Ayckbourn] has an acute observation of people and their multiple vulnerable points, an uncanny ear for the subtleties of conversation. Yet even when he is showing us foolishness, he is humorously aware of the inadequacies of man and woman, and above all else his characters are warm and lovable human beings."
Yorkshire Post on the 1975 World Premiere
Ernest - Christopher Ettridge
Delia - Susan Bovell
Nick - Barnaby Power
Jan - Chloe Howman
Malcolm - Richard Elis
Kate - Leanne Jones
Trevor - Tom Turner
Susannah - Sophie Roberts
Director - Peter Rowe
Set & Costume Designer - Foxton
Lighting Designer - Richard G Jones