Absent Friends (1974)

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Alan Ayckbourn

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library

17 June 1974
17 June 1974
Not known
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Alan Ayckbourn
Christine Welch

David Millard
Trevor John-Smith
Helga Wood
Kevin Wood

Character
Paul
Diana
John
Evelyn
Colin
Marge

Actor
Ronald Herdman
Heather Stoney
Stephen Mallatratt
Eileen O'Brien
Christopher Godwin
Janet Dale

Notes

> Absent Friends is a play staged in real time; one moment of real time equates to one moment of time of stage. The play's action takes place over an hour and a half in a single location.
> The play was written as a direct response to Alan Ayckbourn's previous piece,
The Norman Conquests. Having written a complex trilogy the previous year, he wrote a small 'chamber piece' which was inspired by one of the quieter scenes in The Norman Conquests.

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