One afternoon Susan finds herself lying on the lawn of her suburban garden, concussed by a garden rake, and the family doctor tending to her; soon her adoring, handsome husband and the rest of the family arrive home to spoil her.
But when her real husband – a vicar whose main love is writing the 60-page history of the parish – arrives home, we realise that Susan has created an entire fantasy family as an antidote to the real one.
Soon, as Susan becomes increasingly bewildered, the two worlds start to overlap – and finally collide, leading to situations of hilarious but agonising awkwardness.
It’s wrong to bottle things up, then?
At worst, there’ll be an almighty explosion and a great deal of damage. Even at best, you’re liable to finish up with your dinner all over the ceiling.
Something, but something, will have to give…
Woman in Mind is a devastatingly funny and poignant play about a woman slowly unravelling.
Alan Ayckbourn is the most frequently performed English language playwright in the world after Shakespeare. His award-winning plays include Absurd Person Singular, Bedroom Farce, The Norman Conquests and A Chorus Of Disapproval.
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Marilyn Imrie Director
Ti Green Designer
Mark Doubleday Lighting Designer
Pippa Murphy Composer
Lewis den Hertog AV Designer
The HOUSE at The REP
- Address: Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
The HOUSE is The REP’s largest auditorium, seating over 800 people. Wheelchair seating is available at the front and midway up on Row L.
Built on democratic principals with no circle or boxes and with a saucer shaped rake, The HOUSE is designed so that all seats have a great view of the action.
- Box Office: 0121 236 4455