Against The Grain presents 'Roleplay'

21/02/24 - 24/02/24


Against The Grain presents 'Roleplay'
Against The Grain presents 'Roleplay' 
by Alan Ayckbourn
directed by Simon Phillips
Production dates: Wednesday 21st - Saturday 24th February at 7.30pm. There will also be a matinee performance at 2.30pm on Saturday 24th February as well an evening performance at 7.30pm
A Salisbury Studio production.
Following their production of "Agnes of God"  last October, visiting company Against The Grain are delighted to be returning to The Salisbury Studio with their production of the Alan Ayckbourn comedy 'Roleplay'.
Computer nerd Justin Lazenby and his girlfriend Julie-Ann Dobson are having a selective dinner party for both their parents at his riverside apartment in order to announce their engagement.
The PMT stressed Julie-Ann wants everything to be perfect for her prim and proper parents and becomes obsessed about clean cutlery and missing forks. Discovering a dessert fork missing she rushes out of the flat in a whirlwind of panic hoping to purchase a new one before her parents arrive. However, when a woman falls on to their balcony from four floors above, the odd couple have far more than cutlery to worry about.
The fallen woman is Paige Petite who is desperate to escape her boyfriend, violent boxing promoter Rudy Raven, who was having her held captive by one of his thugs, Mickey Rale. It is not long before Mickey comes looking for Paige and the uninvited duo impose themselves for the evening upon Justin and Julie-Ann's hospitality.
Add to this mixture, Justine's drunken mother Arabella and Julie-Ann's bigoted parents and you have a typical Alan Ayckbourn blend of subterfuge and disarray.
This Amateur production of 'Roleplay' is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French and Concord Theatricals
Tickets for this production (£12) are available via Ticket Source.