May/June 2000

Living Together
by Alan Ayckbourn



Directed by
Jan Ford


A perfect pitch production

Ayckbourn's challenging script demands a keen sense of timing and tone, but the players proved themselves equal to the task
Essex Chronicle


Living Together is a part of the Trilogy under the general title of "The Norman Conquests", the other two plays being Round and Round the Garden and Table Manners.  Each can be performed on its own or played as one of a three-fold whole.

Annie, the Cinderella of the family, lives in the shabby, Victorian, vicarage like house where the family was brought up.  Reg, her brother, and his wife Sarah come to stay for the weekend so that she may go away for a "rest".  The general idea is that Annie ought to pair off with Tom, the local Veterinarian, but not everything goes according to plan.

Cast

TOM:
ANNIE:
REG:
SARAH:
NORMAN
RUTH:


      David Bone
      Rebecca Rowland
      Andy Jameson
      Lynda Shelverton
      Adam Thompson
      Marcia Baldry




ESSEX CHRONICLE

Review by Paul Dietrich