Absent Friends. by Alan Ayckbourn. Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 3m, 3f. Colin must be comforted in his grief over the death of his fiancee so his friends. Absent Friends has 91 ratings and 5 reviews. Sylvie Garcia said: This is the first Ayckbourn play I’ve read so far. A group of friends meet at one of the. Alan Ayckbourn’s Official Website: Absent Friends. by Samuel French. Absent Friends takes place in real time in the lounge of Diana and Paul’s house.

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Salma Tarek rated it liked it Jan 05, Return to Book Page. Loading comments… Trouble loading? By the time Colin arrives for tea, their tenseness contrasts dramatically with his air of cheerful xyckbourn. The 70s decor designed by Tom Scott is as depressing as the people in it. Because Ayckbourn is always there, and because he has written some 75 plays, we tend to take him for granted. Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn.

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The pivotal figure, in this respect, is Diana, whom Katherine Parkinson superbly endows with a quality of slowly erupting despair that reminded me of her memorable Masha in a Royal Court Seagull.

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He leaves his unhappily married friends worse than bereft. Elizabeth Berrington is sublime as Marge, a tactless tiptoer, while Kara Tointon’s Evelyn is a glamorous storm cloud and David Armand’s John a first-rate fidgeter.

How comforting for Paul and Asent, Colin’s closest friends, to invite him for a small Saturday tea party to ease his grief. It is toffee brown. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Ayc,bourn Created with Sketch.

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But his craftsmanship and the laughter it generates almost camouflage the acute social observation. Adam Sagar rated it really liked it Mar 03, Samuel French Absent Friends. Paul Mcgrew rated it it was ok Aug 07, abssnt A group of friends have invited recently bereaved Colin splendidly played by Reece Shearsmith to tea. Duncan rated it liked it Sep atckbourn, Diana organizes a tea party for Colin’s arrival.

Show 25 25 50 All. When, however, everyone else is left shattered and grieving, it is clear that Diana’s plans have not gone quiet according to plan! Aala rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Books by Alan Ayckbourn. A lan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends was his first play to experiment with almost no action — absebt is funny but there is reason not to laugh.